MIL-OSI Security: Murder investigation launched in Balham

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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A murder investigation is underway following a shooting in Balham.

Police were called at approximately 22:50hrs on Thursday, 17 June to reports of a man suffering gunshot injuries in Bedford Hill, SW12.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, believed aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment; despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at 23:36hrs.

Next of kin have been informed.

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

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing and there have been no arrests.

At this early stage, anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD8915/17June. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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