Man, 21, dies after Battersea shooting

A 21-year-old man died in hospital this morning after being shot in Battersea.

The victim was found lying in Tennyson Street with a gunshot wound and was rushed to a central London hospital by paramedics where he died.

Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating the incident where there were reports of gunfire at around 11.30pm last night.

A police spokesman said: “Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased but await formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

“Police retain an open mind as to any motive, and there has been no arrest at this very early stage.”

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Picture courtesy of Ray Forster, with thanks

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