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Murder investigation launched after Battersea shooting

Police have launched a murder investigation after the fatal shooting of a man in Battersea yesterday.

Police were called around 9:50pm to reports of gunshots heard on Shuttleworth Road, Battersea.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene, treating a man believed to be in his 20s.

Despite emergency first aid, the man died at the scene. 

He is yet to be formally identified but his next of kin are aware and being supported. 

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life whilst standing on a street in Battersea.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to struggle with this terrible news.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland said: “This murder will come as a terrible shock to the local community who will be waking up to this news.

“I want to reassure them that experienced homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command will be working tirelessly to find out who is responsible, and we will offer them all the support we can.

“Please tell us if you saw or heard anything, or wish to raise any concerns.”

There will be an enhanced police presence in the area over the coming days as detectives continue to gather information and appeal for witnesses. 

There is yet to be an arrest and enquiries continue. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 8285/05Oct.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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