Man in his mid-20s shot dead in Wembley in London's 69th 2019 murder

Man in his mid-20s shot dead in Wembley in London's 69th 2019 murder

Man in his mid-20s dies after being shot in north London in 69th murder in the capital this year

  • Victim was found with gunshot wounds in Wembley just after 8pm on Friday 
  • Man, in his mid-20s, was rushed to hospital but medics were unable to save him
  • No arrests have been made in what will be 69th London murder probe of 2019 

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 22:21 BST, 5 July 2019 | Updated: 00:01 BST, 6 July 2019

A man has been shot dead in north west London bringing the capital's murder toll to 69 so far this year.   

The victim, who police believe was aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering gunshot wounds in Harrow Road in Wembley shortly after 8pm on Friday. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Scotland Yard said his next of kin have been informed, but he has not yet been formally identified.

No-one has been arrested. Police said there will be an enhanced police presence in the area. 

The victim, who police believe was aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering gunshot wounds in Harrow Road in Wembley (pictured) shortly after 8pm on Friday

Forensic teams have been at the scene in Wembley, pictured, overnight investigating

Forensic teams have been at the scene in Wembley, pictured, overnight investigating

A spokesperson for the Met said: 'Police were called to Harrow Road, HA9 at 20:10hrs on Friday, 5 July following reports of a shooting.

'Local officers and armed police attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man believed to be aged in his mid-twenties suffering from critical gunshot injuries.

'He was taken to a north London hospital but died a short while later. His next of kin have now been informed.

'A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.

'A crime scene remains in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

'Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command will be investigating in close partnership with police in Brent.

'No arrests have been made. Inquiries continue. Local residents can expect an enhanced police presence in the area.

'Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 9128/5July or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

The Met Police said residents can expect to see an enhanced presence in the area. Pictured are officers at the scene

The Met Police said residents can expect to see an enhanced presence in the area. Pictured are officers at the scene

The killing in Harrow is the 69th murder in London this year, pictured

The killing in Harrow is the 69th murder in London this year, pictured

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