A man aged 27 has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead a man in his 20s in Brixton.
Police were alerted by staff at a South London hospital shortly before 6.30am today (October 21) after a man in his 20s was admitted suffering gunshot injuries.
The shooting is believed to have happened outside a Tesco Express on Belinda Road, Brixton. The victim died this afternoon despite the best efforts of medical staff.
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Both suspects have been taken to a police station where they remain in custody.
“Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died later this afternoon. His next of kin have been informed; formal identification is yet to take place.”
A police cordon outside the Tesco Express in Belinda Road on Thursday afternoon (October 21)
(Image: David Nathan/UKNIP)
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course, while detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.
The victim’s family has been informed, though no formal identification of the body has taken place.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family, who are being supported by specialist officers.
“I would urge any witnesses, or anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Belinda Road to please come forward and speak with us.
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“Any piece of information could be vital in helping us to identify those responsible for taking a young man’s life.”
Additional officers will be patrolling in and around the area and anyone with concerns is asked to speak to them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101 quoting CAD 1151/21Oct.
You can also provide information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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