Man Dies In Battersea Shooting

A 21-year-old man has died in hospital after being shot in a street in south-west London.

Metropolitan Police were called to Tennyson Street in Battersea at 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday August 11) following reports of gunfire.

The victim was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound and paramedics rushed to him to a central London hospital where he died in the early hours of this morning.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased but await formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.

"A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

"Police retain an open mind as to any motive, and there has been no arrest at this very early stage."

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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