UPDATE: Violence breaks out at Kambala estate, Battersea, where teen Kyle McDonald was murdered
Angry and distraught friends of a murder victim had to be restrained today after he was shot dead on an estate last night.
Kyle McDonald, 19, was found with gun shot wounds by paramedics in Coppock Close, in the Kambala Estate, Battersea at 7.50pm yesterday.
The teen, who lived in Fulham, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.14pm.
Police enquiries are ongoing, while no arrests have yet been made.
Flowers have been left at the Kambala estate in Battersea
Mr McDonald was an aspiring rapper who went by the aliaz Veli Goodfellaz and his death sparked tributes from fellow members of the Goodfellaz rap group.
And former So Solid Crew member MC Harvey tweeted: 'He was just a young kid why God why?
"What these youngsters are going through in my community kills me... the worlds just turning savage no love no respect for humanity."
Mr McDonald was part of the Goodfellaz rap group (Video: YouTube)
This afternoon family and friends paid tributes to the teenager by lying cards and flowers in the Kambala Estate.
But distraught friends to be restrained following an altercation with journalists making enquiries.
A national newspaper reporter was also attacked as he approached a distraught friend.
Later, angry friends scuffled with police. One was heard to ask: "Where is CSI? Where are forensics? Why aren't you doing anything?"
The victim is believed to be a friend of someone in the Kambala estate.
Several sources have told the Wandsworth Guardian the victim was shot at point-blank range in a cut-through in between two cul-de-sacs: Fawcett Road and Coppock Close.
The body was removed shortly after 2.30pm.
"I collapsed, I was so upset"
Witnesses have said they believe Mr McDonald was attacked while walking with a friend who lives in the area.
Kai, 18, who lives in York Rd, said: "I was at my girlfriend's watching the Chelsea match.
"I heard some mans (sic) shouting, then a pop like a computer game. After that more shouting.
"You can't see nothing from my block so I went round to [Coppock Close] and saw police cars and tape.
"Two girls were walking this way crying saying they saw a mans body on the pavement."
Paul Damso, who was drinking in the Princes Head pub, said: "I wasn't there at the time but everybody is saying a man walked up to the other man and shot him straight in the head."
Another neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she saw the aftermath of the murder after leaving the pub with a friend.
She said: "I looked down and saw the body. He had a red hoodie, his leg was up, there was blood everywhere.
"I threw-up everywhere, I collapsed, I was so upset.
"I lit a candle for him last night. He is someone's son, that could be your son - it brings it home."
The scene at the Kambala estate this afternoon
Metropolitan Police detectives have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for information from the public.
A huge area of the estate has been cordoned off, including Fawcett Close, Khyber Road and Mantua Street.
An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Det Chief Insp Bonner said: "I am keen to establish if there was anyone in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious yesterday evening.
"I'm appealing for anyone who has any information no matter how small to please come forward and help us with our inquiry".
Battersea MP Jane Ellison is also calling on witnesses to come forward, drawing attention to a shooting nearby in York Gardens, Battersea, last year remaining unsolved.
She said: "What makes the tragedy that has befallen this young person even more sad is the knowledge that similar, recent crimes in the area remain unsolved because of the absence of witness testimony.
"I would urge anyone with any information about this crime to contact the police, and to co-operate with them fully.
"It is one of the vital ways we might prevent similar incidents recurring and more young lives being lost in this awful way."
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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