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An aspiring rapper was murdered “in an ambush” just yards from his London home, his family have said.
Fernando Johnson was found seriously injured by police at around 2.15am today and died at the scene.
The 23-year-old was getting out of his BMW when he was ambushed by two men on Rosebank Way in Acton, London, his family told the Evening Standard.
The road remains cordoned off along with several others in the area, with police officers at the scene, close to the A40 dual carriageway, reports My London.
A large blue police tent has been erected over BMW 4×4 at the scene of the crime.
A cousin of the victim told the Standard that Fernando, whose rapper name was Fdot, was a “lovely person who will be sadly missed”.
“This isn’t gang-related, as far as we know,” they added.
Fernando’s killers remain on the loose and a post mortem will be carried out shortly to determine whether he was shot or stabbed.
Earlier today, a spokesperson for the Met Police said: “A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Acton.
“Police were called at approximately 2.15am on Thursday, January 26 to reports of a man injured in Rosebank Way, W3.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged in his 20s, suffering a significant injury.
“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene.
“A crime scene remains in place at the location. Work is ongoing to identify and inform next of kin.
“A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. No arrests; enquiries continue.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 514/26Jan.
“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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