Detectives arrest seven men after man shot in Queen's Park

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Seven people have been arrested after a man was shot dead in Queen's Park, West London 

Police were called at 01:56hrs on Tuesday, 19 July, to report a shooting in Bruckner Street, W10.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended and immediately swept the area but found no victim.

However, at approximately 02:10hrs, a 26-year-old man self-admitted to Central London hospital, after suffering from a gunshot injury.

Despite the best efforts of doctors, he died a short time later.

The police said his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged to establish his cause of death in the coming days.

Officers from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are investigating, and a crime scene remains in place.

Investigators arrested seven men aged between 21 and 27 and have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody at several police stations.

Detective Chief Inspector Sal Minhas, who is leading the investigation, said: "My thoughts are with the family and friends of this young man as they come to terms with his tragic death. We will do everything we can to support them."

"A dedicated team of detectives are working to establish exactly what happened and track down the person responsible. 

"Officers will remain at the scene throughout the day, and I would ask anyone with information about the incident to contact us immediately.

"Tackling violent crime remains a top priority for the Met, and gun crime continues to reduce across London. However, this incident is a stark reminder that we still have more to do in this area. We are working alongside the communities we serve to stop violence from happening in the first place."

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 597/19Jul. To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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