Police launch murder investigation after man is gunned down in south London

  • Police raced to Erith following reports of shots fired at 8.50pm on Thursday 
  • Officers found a mortally wounded man who was declared dead at the scene  

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was gunned down last night in south London

Officers and paramedics were called to Pembroke Road shortly before 9pm on following reports of shots being fired.

Near the scene at Hillside, a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene.

The man’s age and name have not been released by police as they conduct enquiries to confirm his identity and inform his next of kin.

No arrests have yet been made.

A spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at approximately 20:50hrs on Thursday, February 9. to reports of shots fired in Pembroke Road, Erith.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

‘A male – no further details – was found a short distance away in Hillside, suffering a gunshot injury. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he died at the scene.’ 

The Met Police warned that road closures would continue in the area while forensic officers searched for evidence.  

The spokesperson added: ‘Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7135/9Feb. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’


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