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Battersea shooting: Man dies after being 'shot on his doorstep' on Christmas Eve – The Independent, Independent

Battersea shooting: Man dies after being 'shot on his doorstep' on Christmas Eve – The Independent, Independent


    

             

                                   

                                                                         

A man has died after being shot onChristmas Evein southwestLondon, theMetropolitan Policehave said.

                                                                                                                                                     

Officers were called toBatterseaChurch Road at about 9pm on December

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Police and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene, where a man believed to be in his 39 s was pronounced dead after suffering gunshot injuries.

                                                                                                                        

  

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Scotland Yard confirmed it had launched a murder investigation into the death.

                                                                                                                                                     

Julian Stratton, 64, was at his parents’ home just meters from the scene at the time of the incident.

                                                                                                                                                                      

    

        

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