Reece James aka Stylie

Reece James aka Stylie

Tulisa has been left devastated after a friend who appeared with her in a controversial music video was shot dead on Wednesday.

Reece James from Wembley, also known as Stylie, had travelled from London to an area in Bournemouth infamous for its problems with Somali drug gangs, and was executed in what police believe was a ‘preplanned and targeted attack.’ It is believed that Reece was shot in the face by members of a rival gang.

The 20-year-old’s body was found in Boscombe in the early hours of the morning in an area where dealers are said to operate regularly. Reece has been connected to the Church Road Soldiers also known as the Crime Scene Boys (a gang known for operating out of the Church End Estate in Harlesden) after tributes from members of the gang were tweeted last night.

Tulisa at a video shoot in Church End Estate, Harlesden making a “C” symbol

Stylie was seen in a video with Tulisa earlier this month where the X Factor judge was seen making a C symbol with her hand. Many believed this was a gang sign, but Tulisa denied this saying it represented Camden where she’s from.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man yesterday, however the investigation continues.