Sabrina Moss shooting: Vigil held week after Kilburn death

  • 31 August 2013
  • From the section London

A vigil has been held for a nursery worker shot dead as she celebrated her birthday in north-west London.

Sabrina Moss, 24, died from a gun shot wound to the chest in Kilburn in the early hours of last Saturday while out with friends.

Friends and family held the vigil at Messina Avenue where she was fatally wounded while celebrating her birthday and said she had been having "one of the best nights".

A man has been charged with her murder.

Martell Rico Warren, 22, of Station Road, Hillingdon, has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

'Tragic event'

Friends of Ms Moss, who had a four-year-old son, were asked to write letters as a way to express their grief.

One of them, Lisa M, wrote: "Sabrina always loved her birthday but this year I can happily say she had one of the best nights. She looked stunning, she was smiling the entire time and wouldn't move from the dance floor."

Another friend, Tanya B, said: "Sabrina you made me so proud to be your friend, you were the epitome of a brilliant mother and everything you did was for your son."

Sabrina Gachette, 24, Ms Moss' friend who was also shot in the incident, remains in hospital. Her condition is not life-threatening.

Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge, said: "A week on since this tragic event my team of detectives continues to appeal for witnesses to come forward and assist us with our investigation."

He said police were keen to speak to anyone who may have been on Messina Avenue at the junction with Kilburn High Road shortly before the shooting took place at 04:19 BST.

Police want to talk to anyone who may have seen two men, who were wearing dark clothing and hooded tops, loitering close to some cars parked in Messina Avenue.

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