Murder investigation launched after man was fatally wounded in west London shooting

Armed response officers were called to reports of shots fired in Kensington High Street

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a young man was shot and fatally wounded in West London.

Armed response officers were called just after 2am today to reports of shots fired in Kensington High Street.

Officers carried out a full-scale search of the area.

They found a man, believed to be in his 20s, with gunshot wounds nearby.

The shooting victim was taken to a central London hospital.
The shooting victim was taken to a central London hospital.

The first officers on the scene provided emergency first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

The shooting victim was taken to a central London hospital, but despite the efforts of doctors to save him, he died around 5:30am.

The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police said a post-mortem examination would be scheduled in due course.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the murder investigation.

Scotland Yard confirmed a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who has information on the shooting, to call 101.

Or if they want to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.