A man who was fatally shot in the chest whilst “standing on a street in Battersea” has been named and pictured by police for the first time.

Police received calls about gunshots on Shuttleworth Road on October 5 at around 9.50pm.

Officers and paramedics discovered the injured man and provided emergency first aid.

21-year-old Rico Andrews died at the scene.

His family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

At this stage, no arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

Officers are asking anyone with footage or witnesses to the attack to contact police.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 101 quoting reference CAD 8285/05Oct, or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111 to stay anonymous.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command who leads the investigation said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life whilst standing on a street in Battersea. Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to struggle with this terrible news.

“Detectives are working at pace to gather as much information as possible and I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw events unfold, or anyone who has captured this incident on phone or doorbell footage, to contact police immediately.”

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “The victim of a fatal shooting in Battersea has been named by police as detectives continue to appeal for information.

“Police were called at about 9.50pm on Thursday, 5 October to reports of gunshots heard on Shuttleworth Road, SW11.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

“At the scene, they found 21-year-old Rico Andrews injured and immediately provided emergency first aid, but despite their efforts he died at the scene.

“His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

“A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

“At this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

“Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8285/05OCT “To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.”