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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 21:10 GMT 22:10 UK
Children witness father's murder
A father has been shot dead in front of his two young children as he took them to school.

Jason Greene, 29, died at the scene of the shooting in Chalk Hill, Wembley, north-west London, on Tuesday.

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

Both children were in the car when the shooting took place. The man's eight-year-old son had been sitting beside him in the passenger seat.

Police, who have launched a murder inquiry, were first alerted when a member of the public called to report a man with a gun in Bowater Road at about 0830 BST.

Reassurance patrols

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 0900 BST.

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

A police spokesman said it is not yet known how many people were in the two cars and 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.

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

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

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