A man in his 20s has been shot dead in a High Street – as police arrest a man on suspicion of his murder.
Police rushed to reports of gunshots in High Street Kensington, west London, 카지노사이트 at around 2.02am this morning.
Officers carried out a search of the area, where they found a man believed to be in his 20s having suffered gunshot wounds.
He was given first aid at the scene and rushed to a central London hospital, but was pronounced dead at 5.32am.
The victim is yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin have been informed.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A murder investigation has been launched following a shooting in West Kensington.
A forensic officer pictured at the scene of a fatal shooting on Kensington High Street earlier today
Police rushed to reports of gunshots in Kensington High Street, west London, at around 2.02am this morning
Four police officers stand by a large cordon in place around the scene of a shooting in Kensington, west London, in the early hours of this morning
‘At 02.02am on Sunday, 카지노사이트 police were called to Kensington High Street following reports of a firearms discharge. Officers attended and carried out a search of the area.
‘They found a man – believed to be in his 20s – with gunshot wounds and provided emergency first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.
‘The man was taken to a central London hospital where he died at 5.32am. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
‘A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.’
The shooting came just two hours after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death and an 18-year-old man left fighting for his life after a ‘mass brawl with machetes’ broke out in east London.
Emergency services were called to reports of a ‘disturbance involving a large number of people’ in Lichfield Road, Bow, at around 12.09am.
They were both rushed to an east London hospital, where the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at 1.54am. The 18-year-old remains in a critical condition.
Officers and forensic teams have been pictured on the road which was cordoned off earlier today.
Forensic officers in Lichfield Road, east London, following the fatal stabbing of a teenager this morning
Scotland Yard said police were called after midnight to reports of a disturbance involving a large number of people in the area
Both victims were rushed to an east London hospital, where the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at 1.54am
A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death and another teenager is in a life-threatening condition after a ‘mass brawl with machetes’ broke out in east London. Pictured: Police at the scene on Lichfield Road, Bow
Police have launched a murder investigation but no arrests have been made. Forensic teams (pictured) were seen at the scene
Police officers and ambulance crews rushed to Lichfield Road (on map) in Bow, east London, following reports of a large disturbance
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, who is leading the murder investigation, said: ‘This is a highly worrying incident that has left one young man dead and another fighting for his life in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends at this difficult time.
‘I also want to reassure them and the wider community that my team and I are working around the clock to establish exactly what has happened and who is responsible.
‘I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or may have information that could help our investigation to please get in touch with us and share what you know.’
This comes after a spate of attacks in Lawless London as pressure mounts on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to better tackle the scourge of knife crime, which has surged over the past year as the UK exited the Covid pandemic.
Mr Khan said on social media shortly after the news of the stabbing broke out: ‘Violent crime tears families and 우리카지노 communities apart. It has no place in London and I am determined to bear down on both violence and the complex causes of violence. Prevention and early intervention is key to making London safer for all.’
However, it is not yet clear whether he was responding to the latest London attack.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (pictured) has come under scrutiny after a spate of attacks in the capital over the past year
Mr Khan took to social media soon after news broke of the Bow stabbings, but it is not clear whether his Tweet was related
August saw six suspected murders in the space of four days in London including the fatal stabbing of veteran charity fundraiser Thomas O’Halloran, 87, while he was out riding on his mobility scooter.
There have also been multiple others stabbed or shot across the capital in recent weeks as rival politicians call on the mayor to do more.
Before backtracking 24 hours later, Mr Khan had tried to defend the high levels of crime in London by attributing it to longer days, school holidays and summer heatwaves.
But he later said: ‘One homicide is a homicide too many, and one victim of crime is one victim of crime too many, but I feel like over the last six years I’ve had one hand tied behind my back because of austerity.
‘We’ve lost 21,000 officers, the Government has now said it will replace them with 20,000 officers when our population has gone up.
‘We’ve had cuts in youth workers, in youth services, in after-school clubs, in services councils provide because of the choice made by the government and it is Londoners who are caught in the crossfire.’