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Police launch a homicide probe after a man in his twenties was shot dead in north-west London


A man in his twenties is shot dead in northwest London as police investigate the 78th murder in the capital this year

  • Armed officers are running to the shooting on Hansel Road in Kilburn this morning
  • Police officers found a man believed to be in his 20s with a gunshot wound
  • The man died on the scene and a murder investigation opened today

A man in his twenties was shot dead in north-west London when police opened a murder investigation today – the 78th in the capital this year.

Armed officers came across Hansel Road in Kilburn in the early hours of the morning following reports of a shooting.

A man was found after a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have now started a manhunt with no arrests made while murder detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

A crime scene remains.

Armed officers came across Hansel Road in Kilburn in the early hours of the morning following reports of a shooting

Chief Superintendent Roy Smith, District Commander of North West BCU said, “First, my thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the victim, and I know colleagues will work hard to support them.

“Officers from all over the Met are on our streets using every tactic available to stop senseless violence like this.

“I am incredibly proud and grateful to colleagues at the Met and the London Ambulance Service who approached danger to save this young man's life – as they would for any of us.

Police have now started a manhunt with no arrests made while murder detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are investigating. Pictured: A Google Street View of Hansel Road in Kilburn in North West London

Police have now started a manhunt with no arrests made while murder detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are investigating. Pictured: A Google Street View of Hansel Road in Kilburn in North West London

“We can only fight violence like this by working together and we really need your help and support.

"The officers will be on patrol in the area for the next few days and I would ask you to stop and speak to them if you have any information that may aid our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and cite CAD140 / 12Aug. Alternatively, you can call the independent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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