Police have released the name and picture of a man who was fatally shot in Croydon.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Leroy Mitchell.

He was a "popular local man" and his friends and family have been left "devastated".

Police were called just before 5am on Saturday, October 2 to reports of a male shot in a car park in Birdhurst Road.

Officers and ambulance crews attended but despite their efforts, Leroy was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

Police say a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Detectives are appealling for anyone who was at a house party in the Birdhurst Road area of Croydon on Saturday morning, or who saw Leroy on the night of Friday, October 1, to get in touch on 020 8785 8244.

There has been no arrest at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin of Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who was at that party, which is believed to be a silent disco.

"Even if you do not think you saw or heard anything significant, please contact police if you were there.

"Leroy was a popular local man and his family and friends have been left absolutely devastated by his death.

“I also want to appeal for any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage to please get in touch.”