London shooting: Man killed near park in Penge – police launch murder investigation

London shooting: Man killed near park in Penge – police launch murder investigation

Metropolitan police were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 2am on Sunday, July 12, to reports of a man collapsed in Croydon Road, Penge. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating and believe the man died from gunshot wounds.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, has yet to be identified. No arrests have been made at this stage.

A crime scene remains in place in Croydon Road and a full forensic examination is ongoing.

The shooting comes hours after Home Secretary Priti Patel called for more people to join the police to “help to keep us all safe”.

She wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to confirm that over 70,000 people have already applied to join the police.

“More officers on the streets will help to keep us all safe. 

“If you want to make a difference in your community, I encourage you to apply today.”

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Published at Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:23:00 +0000