Sabrina Moss
Sabrina Moss was shot dead in Kilburn, north-west London (Twitter)

A woman who was killed in a shoot-out in north-west London in the early hours of Saturday has been named as Sabrina Moss.

Moss, a mother-of-one from Edgware, north London, had been celebrating her 24th birthday when she was shot dead on Kilburn High Road.

Another woman, also 24, was wounded, though her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

One man has been arrested following the incident, police confirmed.

Police believe the shooting may have been linked to the nearby Notting Hill carnival this weekend.

Police are not thought to believe the women were the target of the shooting, but instead were caught up in the gunfire.

Scotland Yard has launched a murder inquiry, although no arrests have yet been made. The victim's next of kin have been informed, police confirmed.

One resident said he was "terrified" as five or six shots were fired in the back garden of his home at 5am on Saturday.

DCI John Sandlin said: "Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of this tragic incident. At this early stage, I believe the two women were innocent parties who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the shooting, or who saw anything suspicion in the Kilburn area early this morning, to call police.

"In particular, I need to hear from anyone who saw two males who came into the High Road from Messina Avenue and, after the shooting, made off on foot back along Messina Avenue.

Officers from Operation Trident - which investigates gang crime and shootings in London - attended the scene.

Friends of Moss paid tribute to the murdered woman. One, Zoe Ross, posted on Twitter: "Miss you Beanie @sabs_moss."

The death will be investigated by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Anyone with information can call the incident room at Hendon on 020 8358 0300, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111