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Azezur Khan murder: Reward over East Dulwich funeral shooting

  • 31 October 2013
  • From the section London
Media captionA reward of £20,000 has been offered over the shooting

A £20,000 reward is being offered by police for information about the murder of a man shot at a funeral two years ago.

Azezur Khan, 21, who was also known as Ronnie, was leaving the service of a friend in East Dulwich, south-east London, when he was killed.

He was hit a number of times during an exchange of gunfire on 3 November 2011.

His brother Pinto said that since the murder his relatives "have been stopped from getting on with our lives".

"Ronnie was taken away from us after having been fatally shot in the stomach from crossfire whilst attending the funeral of a childhood friend," he said.

"Catching his killer will be a huge step forward in our healing process."

'Deserve answers'

Police said at least 50 people attended the service of 17-year-old road crash victim Joel James Lee Morgan and Mr Khan was making his way to the burial when he was killed.

A 17-year-old boy was also shot in the ankle.

Police believe Mr Khan was an innocent bystander and Det Ch Insp Graeme Gwyn appealed for information.

"Despite extensive investigations we still cannot be certain of the motive behind the shooting that day, but I am confident that Ronnie was not the intended victim," he said.

"Ronnie's family and friends deserve answers about the chain of events that resulted in Ronnie being taken from their lives."

The Met Police are offering the reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person, or people, responsible for Mr Khan's murder.

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