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Murder investigation launched in West Kensington

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Murder investigation launched in West Kensington

A murder investigation has been launched in West Kensington after a man died from a gunshot wound.

Police were called at 22:17hrs on Monday, 1 April to reports of a disturbance at a residential address on Comeragh Road, W14.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene a 21-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound.

He was treated by medics at the scene, but despite their efforts he sadly died at the scene at 22:54hrs.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie 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.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area in the half an hour period from 22:13hrs. Did you see a group of people or an altercation? Do you have dashcam footage?

“Detectives are still in the area and I urge anyone with information to approach those officers direct or contact us by phone or online. If you can help please do speak to us.”

His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

At this early stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene remains in place.

Chief Superintendent Jill Horsfall, responsible for policing in Hammersmith and Fulham said: “Our officers remain at the crime scene and additional patrols will be conducted in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

“If you have concerns please do approach officers as they patrol or contact your neighbourhood policing team.

“We thank you for your patience as our Specialist Crime colleagues continue their enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information, but has not yet spoken with police, should call 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 6709/1APR.

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