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Chilling London gang war pictures as rapper lies dead in pool of blood

A RAPPER lies dead in a pool of blood – a victim of a gang war gripping London.

Craig “Smallz” Small was shot in the head at point-blank range outside a chicken shop. 

Chilling footage obtained by the Daily Star Sunday shows the dad of three earlier standing alone before a hooded gunman rushes up and opens fire, leaving him dying on the street. 

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Onlookers watched in horror as paramedics tried to save him. 

No arrests have yet been made over the 32-year-old’s killing. 

The murder is the latest in a bloody war sweeping north-west London. 

A spate of shootings and stabbings allegedly escalated last month when rapper Nines was stabbed in the face in a suspected ambush in Maida Vale. 

Tonight, a source told how “all hell” had broken out. 

He said: “There’s been at least a dozen hits – shootings, stabbings. North-west London is a war zone.” 

Nines, who has been nominated for MOBO Award previously and whose first album One Foot Out was a top-four hit in the UK charts – was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his face. 

The attack on June 1 was alleged to reignite a long-running feud between gangs. 

It came 11 years after his older brother Wayne, aka rapper Zino, was shot dead in a suspected gangland hit. 

Wayne was a leading member of the Church Road Soldiers, a feared Harlesden gang also known as Crime Scene Boyz and Ice City Boyz. 

Another clip seen by our reporters but since taken down by YouTube showed a man lying motionless on the floor after being stabbed in nearby Willesden. The victim is believed to be a rapper known as CS, a member of the ER crew from Kilburn, north-west London. 

His alleged attackers film the victim as one says: “Look at that p****y. You got shanked up. Look at your back.” 

Several gangs are at war on the streets. 

Craig Small was believed to be close to the Suspect Gang, also known as UK rap crew USG, from the Stonebridge estate. He featured on rapper K Koke’s song Bizzy on his YouTube channel in 2017, which got nearly two million views. 

Our source claimed: “Smallz was shot in the head. His killer knew where he was and what he was doing. It was a gangland hit, pure and simple.

“He was aligned to USG – the Stonebridge boys who’ve been feuding with Ice City. 

“There’s about four or five crews in the area. They all rap and all dis each other with their lyrics, but it’s not just talk. Men get hurt, men get murdered.”

Just 48 hours after Craig was killed, Kwasi-Mensah Ababio, 26, was shot and killed in a park near Wembley stadium. Police believe last Sunday’s attack was a case of mistaken identity.

The graduate was working as a steward at Wembley Stadium. Alhassan Jalloh, 20, and Karlos Gracia, 22, both of Stonebridge Park, have been charged with murder. 

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