Mohanna AbdhouImage copyright Met Police
Image caption Mohanna Abdhou was also known as Montana, police said

The family of a woman shot dead by two cyclists have paid tribute to the “beautiful” 20-year-old who was “loved by everyone”.

Mohanna Abdhou was shot in Malvern Road, Kilburn, on Friday night and died at the scene.

In a statement her family said they were “heartbroken at the loss” of their “loving daughter”.

Ms Abdhou, known as Montana, was approached by “two males” on bicycles who fired “shots at her group”.

A post-mortem examination on Saturday gave the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

Her family said: “We are truly saddened, heartbroken and still in complete shock that we have lost a beautiful and caring soul.

“She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.”

Image caption Floral tributes have been left where Ms Abdou was killed

Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge said police had found nothing in Ms Abdou’s background “which gives any suggestion she would have been a target”.

Witnesses said there was “about 20 kids outside playing” when the 20-year-old was shot.

Reiss Graham, who lives in the area, said he saw Ms Abdou “fall to the floor holding her side”.

“She said she’d been shot and she needed help, but she didn’t look like she was in pain I guess because she was in shock,” he said.

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Image caption The emergency services were called to a playground in Malvern Road

The two suspects have been described as being of medium build and dressed all in dark clothing.

Police said their faces were covered, which “would have made them stand out on such a warm evening”.

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