Kensington shooting: Murder investigation after man killed in busy streets

 “I am saddened to confirm that another young man has lost his life to violence on the streets of our capital."
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Met Police detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died in west London on Monday (April 1).

The force was called at 10.17pm to an incident at Comeragh Road in West Kensington, where a man was found with a gunshot wound.

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The 21-year-old was treated by paramedics but died at the scene at shortly before 10.55pm.

Police say no arrests have been made and that a crime scene remains in place.

The man's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is scheduled.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie 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.

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“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.”

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.

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"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.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.15pm on Monday April 1 to reports of an incident on Comeragh Road, W14.

“We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and members of our tactical response unit. 

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“Very sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information can call 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 6709/1APR. To remain anonymous, call the independent charity crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit its website.