Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich murder of Marcus Innocent: Two more men arrested

Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

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TWO more men have been arrested following the murder of Marcus Innocent who was gunned down in Woolwich, bringing the total number to eight.

The 35-year-old, of Kingsman Street, was shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street last Monday (November 19).

Police were called around 6.20pm and London Ambulance Service attended but Mr Innocent was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the attack, a group of between 15 to 20 people – described as black and white individuals – were seen hanging around a group of shops in Kingsman Street at the junction with Lord Warwick Street.

Detectives believe the victim was set upon by one person from this group, before more joined in and then he was shot.

Members of the group were then seen running down Lord Warwick Street towards Frances Street while others drove off in cars parked at the back of the shops in Lord Warwick Street.

A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary on November 20 gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the stomach area.

Yesterday (November 25) an 18-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 18-year-old has been bailed to a date in late January pending further inquiries and the 37-year-old man has been bailed to a date in late November pending further inquiries.

Last Thursday (November 22) three men in their early 20s were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two of them, aged 23 and 20, have been bailed to return in early January pending further inquiries.

And the other man, aged 21, have been bailed to a date in late January.

It follows the arrest of three men, aged 20, 22 and 19, on suspicion of murder last Monday who have all been bailed to return in early January pending further inquiries.

Officers from the Trident Gang Crime Command are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Le Pere said: "I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Lord Warwick Street and Kingsman Street that evening who saw this group or who may have seen the events leading up to this murder.

"If you witnessed this shooting, or the events leading up to or immediately after it, please call the incident room."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8247 4553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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