Man shot dead after armed police stop vehicle in Kensington

Man shot dead after armed police stop vehicle in Kensington
Armed police were called after reports of gunman entering bank and bookmakers

A man has been shot dead by armed 警察 who stopped a vehicle in ケンジントン, 西ロンドン.

Officers were responding to reports of a man with a gun entering a bank and a bookmakers near Marloes Road, Scotland Yard said.

The suspect was then seen to enter a vehicle, which was stopped nearby at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate just before 3.20pm.

“Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said. Witnesses reported hearing three “loud bangs”.

The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called to treat the man’s injuries, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.08pm.

“Efforts are now being made to identify the man and to approach his next of kin,” police added.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of the incident, which has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police have closed roads around the scene, close to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, and advised people to avoid the area. expected to remain in place “for some time”.

The Met said there was “no risk to the public” and the incident was not being linked to terrorism.