Croydon shooting leaves man dead

Eastney Road in Croydon Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was found with gunshot wounds in Eastney Road in Croydon

A man has been shot dead in Croydon, prompting police to launch a murder inquiry.

The 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot injury in Eastney Road at about 23:25 BST on Friday and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police, which sent firearms officers to the site, said no arrests had been made.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact them or Crimestoppers.

The man has not been formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course, police said.

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