Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally shot in a suburb in south-west London.
The family of the victim are “devastated” following the incident in North Cheam, Sutton, in the early hours of Friday, said Scotland Yard.
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Armed officers were called to the scene in Brocks Drive shortly after 1.10am to reports of a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended the scene but despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.45am.
His family have been informed but he has not yet been formally identified.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation and at this time need to hear from residents or people who were walking or driving through Brocks Drive around the time of the incident.
“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? No matter how insignificant it may seem, you could have crucial information.
“A man has lost his life in violent circumstances and his family have been devastated. They need and deserve answers and the community can help us provide them. If you have information, video or images that could help us, please contact us immediately.”
There have been no arrests and a crime scene remains in place as enquiries continue.