Man shot dead in 'targeted attack' in south London

A 23-year-old man has been shot dead in south London in what the police believe was a "targeted" attack.

The man suffered fatal injuries in the shooting at Pondfield House, Elder Road, West Norwood at about 2320 BST on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Paramedics treated the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This appears to be a targeted attack. I believe the shot or shots were fired from outside the flat in Pondfield House," said Det Ch Insp Damian Allain.

He added: "I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information that may assist the investigation."

A post-mortem examination was due to be held on Sunday afternoon.

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