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Murder probe launched after man shot dead in Kentish Town

PUBLISHED: 08:09 09 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:28 09 September 2019

Police cordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly Hancock

Police cordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A man was shot dead in Kentish Town last night.

Forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction with Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly HancockForensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction with Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly Hancock

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly before midnight to reports of a shooting in Malden Road.

Firearms officers and London's Air Ambulance were scrambled to the scene, where a man, believed to be in his 20s, was found with gunshot injuries. He died in Malden Road at 12.10am.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "His next of kin are yet to be informed. Formal identification has not taken place.

"A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

Police cordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly HancockPolice cordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly Hancock

A crime scene remained in place this morning.

The attack comes after a man in his 20s was shot dead in Sydenham, south-east London, yesterday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8502/08Sep.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction with Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly HancockCordon and forensic tent Prince of Wales Rd junction with Malden Rd NW5 09.09.19. Picture: Polly Hancock

Did you see or hear what happened? Contact Lucas at the newsdesk on 07785 616244 or email lucas.cumiskey@archant.co.uk

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