Kensington Road: Man dies after being shot in a car in West London

A man has died after being shot in a car near Kensington Palace in West London.

Emergency services rushed on Marloes Road, W8, shortly after 3pm following reports that a man with a firearm had entered a bank and bookmakers.

The man was later seen entering a car and leaving the area.

Police say, at 3.19pm, officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.

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Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds – he later died at the scene.

Eyewitnesses at the scene saw paramedics administering CPR at around 4pm, as a helicopter circled the scene until around 4.30pm.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “At 3.04pm on Saturday, December 11, police were called to reports of a man with a firearm seen to enter a bank and bookmakers in Marloes Road, W8.

“The man was then seen to get into a vehicle and leave the area. At 3.19pm, armed officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.

“Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds. The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man was treated at the scene.

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“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 4.08pm. Efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity and to inform his next of kin.

“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“A number of road closures are in place in the local area and are likely to remain in place for some time. The public are advised to avoid the area. The incident is not being treated as terrorism.”

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