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Greenwich Genson Courtney shooting: Police appeal for witnesses

PUBLISHED: 16:44 07 July 2011 | UPDATED: 14:35 11 July 2011

Dave Courtney, stepdad of murder victim Genson Courtney, and Jennifer, mum of Genson

Dave Courtney, stepdad of murder victim Genson Courtney, and Jennifer, mum of Genson

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Police are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of Genson Courtney, and have assured witnesses they will be protected.

A post mortem conducted at Greenwich Mortuary on Monday found the 23-year-old died of gunshot wounds to the head.

He was found by police in a black Volkswagen Golf just after 10.50pm on Sunday in Banning Street, Greenwich.

Although he was taken to hospital, medics were unable to save him and he died at 3.43am on Monday.

The murder is being investigated by Trident, the Met Police’s operation responsible for investigating gun-related murders within London’s black communities.

DCI Mark Gower said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact the police.

“I would like to reassure anyone concerned about contacting the police that Trident has great expertise in protecting witnesses and there are a huge variety of measures that can be put in place to protect you.”

Genson, from Greenwich, was the stepson of former gangster Dave Courtney from Plumstead.

A friend, who did not wish to be named, said: “He was a good guy, always smiling.”

No arrests have been made in the case so far.

Anyone with information call the incident room on 020 8733 4211 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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