Man is shot dead in Walthamstow, east London

A man has died after being shot in east London.

The 39-year-old was attacked at about 2300 BST on Monday in Higham Station Avenue, Walthamstow.

Police and the air ambulance arrived and the victim was taken to Royal London Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His identity has not been released but his family have been told. There have been no arrests so far, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

A post-mortem examination is due to be arranged.

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