In the early hours today, gunshots were fired at Shepherd`s Bush in west London and a man believed to be in his 20`s sustained serious injuries.
This morning the police were called to the scene in Askew Road, Shepherd`s Bush in west London, at about 00:40 BST. Despite all the efforts of the paramedics to save the man`s life, he died on the scene about an hour later.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at approximately 00.40 am to reports of a man suffering gunshot injuries in Askew Road, W12. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene.
“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the man – believed aged in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene at 01.26 am. Enquiries are underway to locate and inform next of kin.No arrests; enquiries continue.”
At the moment, no one has been taken to custody in connection with the shooting. The police have launched a murder investigation to discover the events which led to the shooting of the victim. They also contacted the man`s next of kin.
The police have urged anyone with information or evidence that could help in the investigation of the shooting to contact them on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD224/8Jun.
Those who would like to give information anonymous basis can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.