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Man dies after being shot 'multiple times' in West End nightclub

One man has been arrested in connection with the shooting

Heather Saul
Thursday 26 December 2013 09:18 GMT
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A man has died in hospital after being fatally shot inside a nightclub in London's West End, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Police said the injured man was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but died from his injuries. He has not yet been identified.

One man has been arrested in connection with the shooting, which occurred at approximately 3am this morning at the Avalon Club in Shaftesbury Avenue.

He is being questioned at a south London police station. A police spokesman said: "Police and London Ambulance Service attended to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

"Next of kin have not been informed. We await formal identification."

Shaftesbury Avenue remained closed while police investigate.

Police are appealing for anyone who was at the Avalon nightclub last night or in the early hours of this morning or who has information about the shooting to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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