A GRIEVING mum has called for justice after her son was gunned down in a busy club. Arian Arthur, 22, of Nelson's Row, Clapham, was celebrating a friend's birthday when he was murdered. Devastated Wilma Francis, 50, said: "Who does this? When you go out to a nightclub you take your wallet not a gun.
"Arian was just an innocent boy making his way in the world and these people have taken him away. How dare they."
Cops believe a row broke out in the trendy Jam nightspot in Shoreditch High Street between Arian's friends and another group of men.
Punches were thrown and someone drew a gun and shot Arian in the stomach at around 5.30am before fleeing the scene.
The first his family knew about the murder was when a friend's mum woke them on Saturday morning to tell them the news.
Tearful Wilma said: "One of his friends called home and his mum came round at 7.30am to tell me Arian had been shot and was in hospital in Whitechapel.
"I rushed over there but they could-n't tell me anything.
"Someone said a man had been brought in with gunshot wounds but he was dead.
"They didn't know who he was because he had no ID on him so I thought it had been a mistake. It doesn't seem real."
Arian leaves behind dad Bertram, 54, brother Tirell, 11, and sister Juanita, 28.
Wilma described how the last time she saw her son on Friday, he was getting ready for his big night out.
She said: "The night before he had made me iron his clothes before he went out. I told him to do it himself but he said I did it best.
"He picked up his shirt and said 'Look Mum, you're the best'.
"He came back again later that night to pick up some money and I waved at him through the window and he turned round and waved back and I never saw him again."
Cops from Operation Trident, which deals with black on black shootings, are investigating.
DCI Scott Wilson appealed for witnesses, either inside or outside the club, to come forward.
He said: "The suspect, a black man, was seen leaving hurriedly and we are also appealing to anyone who may have seen him".
A post-mortem was held on Sunday and an inquest will be opened and adjourned.
Anyone with information can call the Trident incident room on 020 8733 4704 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.