A murder probe has been launched after a man was shot dead in Sutton, south London.
Police were called to reports of shots being fired in Brocks Drive, North Cheam at 1.12am on Friday.
Armed officers attended the scene and found a man, believed to be in his mid-20s, in the street suffering from a gunshot injury.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene, just over half an hour later.
Met Police said the victim’s next of kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation and at this time need to hear from residents or people who were walking or driving through Brocks Drive around the time of the incident. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? No matter how insignificant it may seem, you could have crucial information.
“A man has lost his life in violent circumstances and his family have been devastated.
“They need and deserve answers and the community can help us provide them. If you have information, video or images that could help us, please contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information should call 101, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously quoting reference Cad 414/19Jun