Man shot dead in front of his children

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Detectives were today investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead in front of his two young children as he took them to school.

Jason Greene, 29, died from gunshot wounds despite attempts to resuscitate him at the scene of the shooting in Chalk Hill, Wembley.

Police said he had just picked up the children, a girl aged four and a boy aged eight, from an address in Bowater Road.

He was shot by a gunman who emerged from one of two cars that pulled up in the street nearby.

Both children were in the car when the shooting took place. The boy was sitting beside him in the passenger seat.

Police were first alerted when a member of the public called to report a man with a gun in Bowater Road at about 8.30am yesterday.

Minutes later further calls were made to report the shooting.

When police arrived they found Mr Greene, of Kenton, Harrow, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9am.

He had picked up his children from an address in the street to give them a lift to school.

A post-mortem examination will take place today at Northwick Park Hospital in north-west London. An inquest will be opened and adjourned in the next few days.

A police spokesman said it is not yet known how many people were in the two cars. He said no descriptions of either of the cars or suspects were available.

Two cars were later found abandoned and on fire in the Welsh Harp area, off Cool Oak Lane. Police said they may be connected to the murder.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the shooting or anyone who saw the two cars being abandoned to come forward.

Extra "reassurance" patrols were being carried out by community officers in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Trident on 020 8733 4704 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.