Wembley shooting: Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in London

Victim, believed to be in 30s, taken to hospital but dies a short while later

Chiara Giordano
Friday 05 July 2019 23:12 BST
A general view of part of Harrow Road in Wembley, northwest London.
A general view of part of Harrow Road in Wembley, northwest London. (Google)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in London.

The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was found with critical gunshot wounds in Harrow Road, Wembley, at about 8.10pm on Friday.

Armed police and local officers were called to the scene along with paramedics.

The man was taken to a north London hospital but died a short while later.

Police say his next of kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

A crime scene remains in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command and officers in Brent continue to investigate.

Residents can expect an enhanced police presence in the area.

Barnet Police said a Section 60 order, which gives police the right to stop and search people for weapons, was in place in the Monks Park area of Wembley while officers continued to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 9128/5July or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC.

Any young people who have information about violence can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously.

Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

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