A young man has become the latest fatal victim of the capital’s cripplinggun crimeepidemic .
The victim, who was in his 20 s, wasmurderedin Kentish Town, northwest London, late last night.
He was pronounced dead at the scene,Met Police (said.
The force sent firearms officers to the scene and a murder probe continues. Met Police has openedmore than 100 murder investigations already this year.
One resident tweeted: “Just coming home from work and it’s taped off with a tent and forensics ? Looked serious so I’m a little concerned. “
And one dad, who lives in the area but didn’t want to be named, said locals are
“You wake up on a Monday morning and find this out. It’s not nice at all. It happened just as everyone is going back to school , “the man said.
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“My son is 16 and he walks to school alone. I’m so frightened for him.
“Two people were stabbed to death here last year. Things are just
“I have lived here since I was three. My mum used to let me play out until 10 pm.
“I wouldn’t let me kids out at 10 pm now.You must be having a laugh. ”
It comes less than 24 hours aftera young man died of gunshot wounds in Sydenham , southeast London.
Formal identification has not yet taken place on the latest victim. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
A spokesman for Met Police said: “Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command will investigate.
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“At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8502 / 08 Sep.
“If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their websitehttps: // crimestoppers-uk.org/.It is 100% anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address. “
Kentish Town is in the London Borough of Camden. Malden Road, which runs north towards leafy Hampstead and south to Chalk Farm, is lined with small independent businesses and pubs.