- two men in their 20s arrested
A man has been found with bullet wounds in Hayes, investigators said in a statement.
Police were called to reports of a shooting on Austin Road shortly before 22:00hrs on Tuesday, 13 October.
The paramedic who attended found a 23-year-old man with bullet wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Police said his next of kin have been informed and being supported by specially trained officers.
There was a report of a burnt car which was recovered by the police a few miles from the scene.
Investigators from Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification has not taken place.
Two men in their 20s have been arrested following the incident and have remained in custody, the police said on Tuesday.
Lead investigator, Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin from Met’s Specialist Crime South team said the investigation “is very much in its early stages”.
“I would ask that anyone who was in the vicinity of Austin Road around 10pm and witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch with us. Please share anything you saw with either the police or Crimestoppers, no matter how insignificant you think it may be.”
“Firstly, my thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who lost his life last night. I want to reassure them and the wider community that my team and I are working hard to find out what led up to this tragic incident.”
The police are appealing to anyone with useful information to contact the police on 101 quoting reference Cad 7474/13Oct.
Alternatively, tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.