28/07/2012 05:53 BST

Reece Menzies, 21, Named As Man Killed In Suspected Gang Murder

A man shot dead in a suspected gang-related murder has been named by police.

Reece James Menzies, 21, was killed in a "pre-planned" attack in Bournemouth, Dorset during the early hours of Wednesday.

Police said they were called to an address in the Boscombe area of the coastal town at 2.26am to reports of a seriously injured man.

Mr Menzies, from London, was declared dead at the scene after sustaining a gunshot wound.

He had only recently appeared as an extra in a video for X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, a spokesman for the singer confirmed.

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Reece Menzies, 21, was killed by a gunshot wound on Wednesday

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood told the Bournemouth Echo the killing was "a spill-over from the drugs turf war in the capital".

He added: "This was one London gang chasing down another, carrying out a professional hit and then going back."

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly said last night: "I consider this a pre-meditated and targeted attack by a number of offenders and I would like to reassure the public that we are taking every step to identify and apprehend those responsible.

"This is a significant event and it is going to affect many people's lives. My aim is to stop any action like this, prevent it occurring and anybody else being affected.

"The only way I can do this is for people to come forward and to help us with our inquiries.

"We know that people were in the area but I need to establish exactly what they were doing.

"Any information might be of significance and help our investigation."