Shepherd’s Bush: Man shot dead in London

Murder probe launched after victim, aged in 20s, dies at scene

Chiara Giordano
Monday 08 June 2020 11:26
Murder probe after man shot dead in Shepherd's Bush

A man in his 20s has been shot dead in west London.

Police were called to reports of a man suffering gunshot injuries in Shepherd’s Bush at about 12.40am on Monday.

An air ambulance was also sent to the scene in Askew Road, but the man was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Police have launched a murder probe, however no arrests have yet been made.

A 69-year-old resident, who did not want to be named, said she was lying in bed when she heard “two or three” gunshots at about 12.30am followed by someone calling “help me, help me”.

She told PA news agency: “I saw a man lying in the street, sort of in the gutter in front of the bus stop, and several cars had stopped and the people were trying to help and one of them was trying to give CPR.”

The woman said the incident “didn’t make me feel that I’m in danger”, but added: “I’m concerned that this happened, it’s terrible for somebody to be killed.”

Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called at approximately 00.40am to reports of man suffering gunshot injuries in Askew Road, W12.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

Police at the scene at Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush, west London, where a man in his 20s was shot dead, 8 June 2020.

“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the man – believed aged in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene at 01.26am.

“Enquiries are underway to locate and inform next of kin.

“No arrests; enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD224/8Jun.

To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.