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Sixth arrest over Paddington 'mistaken identity' murder

Daniel Smith
Image caption Daniel Smith was shot in what the Met believes was a case of mistaken identity

Police have arrested a sixth man in connection with the murder of an electrician in an apparent case of mistaken identity in west London.

Officers found 22-year-old Daniel Omari Smith, from Paddington, near the southern end of Harrow Road at about 0015 BST on 22 May.

He had been shot after leaving a fast food restaurant.

A Metropolitan Police (Met) spokesman said a 26-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Det Insp Mark Brookes said: "We believe this is likely to be gang-related and was a case of mistaken identity."

Detectives have offered a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

Five other men, aged between 21 and 30, have been arrested since the incident and released on bail, pending further inquiries.

Mr Smith, who lived with his mother and two sisters, had been out with a friend before stopping at a KFC in Harrow Road, Paddington, on his way home.

Eyewitnesses said he was shot as he walked back to his car. He staggered back into the takeaway but collapsed and died later in hospital.

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