DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a man in Southall have named the victim as Khalid Abdi Farah, of Greenford.

Officers were called at 1.23am on Saturday to reports of a shooting at Lady Margaret Road. 

Armed police and London Ambulance Service attended and found Khalid, 26, suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 03.32am. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

A murder investigation has been launched by under Det Chief Insp Andy Partridge. 

DCI Partridge said: “I am appealing to the public to assist by providing any information or footage of the incident that could help us identify and find those responsible.

“We are working hard to establish the circumstances that led to Mr Farah being fatally shot. 

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“We know a black vehicle, probably an SUV-type, pulled up beside the Ford Focus the victim was sat in outside some shops in Lady Margaret Road.

“An occupant of the SUV then approached the victim on foot and fired directly into the car. The SUV and left the scene at speed. 

“The route taken away from the scene has been identified as along Lady Margaret Road towards the Ruislip Road and then along the Parkway heading towards the M4.

“This route is always busy and it is possible that the manner and speed in which this vehicle was being driven shortly after 01.23 attracted the attention of other motorists.

“It may even be that this car has been captured by motorists with ‘dash cameras’ fitted. If anyone can assist with sightings or footage, I urge them to contact my team.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at