Two arrested over shooting at party

Met Police have arrested two men over the shooting of Jerome Edwards, 23

Met Police have arrested two men over the shooting of Jerome Edwards, 23

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A man who died after being shot in the head at a party has been named as police revealed they had arrested two people in connection with his killing.

The men are in custody in connection with the shooting of Jerome Edwards, 23, at a flat in Camberwell, south London in the early hours of Sunday, Scotland Yard said.

Mr Edwards, from the Catford area of the capital, died in hospital hours after emergency services were called to the building in Southwell Road, where up to 100 people were attending a party.

"The man has yet to be formally identified, however officers are satisfied that the victim is Jerome Edwards, 23, from the Catford area," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

"A post-mortem examination carried out at Greenwich mortuary on Monday, 15 April established the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head."

The arrested men, both aged in their early 20s, are being held at separate police stations, he added. One is being held on suspicion of murder, the other on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another man went to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle soon after police were called to the scene at around 4.50am.

Officers believe he was shot in the street near the flat. The 21-year-old was discharged from hospital the same day.

Detective Chief Inspector Glen Lloyd, from Scotland Yard's homicide and serious crime command (HSCC), is leading the investigation.

"We are trying to piece together the circumstances around both incidents," he said. "We believe there could have been anything up to 100 people at the party and I am keen to speak to anyone who was inside the flat in Southwell Road; anyone who was in the street outside or anyone who was driving in the area after 4am on Sunday morning."

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