Murder investigation under way after man shot dead in west London

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Comeragh Road, West KensingtonImage source, Google Maps

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The man was found shot on Comeragh Road, West Kensington

A murder investigation has begun after a man was shot dead in west London on Monday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Officers were called to a disturbance on Comeragh Road in West Kensington at 22:17 BST where the 21-year-old was found with a gunshot wound.

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene shortly before 23:00.

No arrests had yet been made and a crime scene remained in place on the road, the Met said.

Det Ch Insp Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation, said: "I am saddened to confirm that another young man has lost his life to violence on the streets of our capital.

"This incident took place at a busy time of the evening when many people will have been going out, coming home or driving through Comeragh Road, Barton Road or Palliser Road."

He appealed for anyone with information on the shooting to come forward to the police.

Ch Supt Jill Horsfall, responsible for policing in Hammersmith and Fulham, said there would be additional police patrols in the area "to provide reassurance to the community".

The man's next of kin had been informed and a post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place, police said.

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