Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in Penge

Police have confirmed that a man has been shot dead in Penge.

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 2.20am on Sunday, July 12 to a man collapsed in Croydon Road, Penge near the junction with Tremaine Road.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Enquiries are underway to confirm his identity and inform next of kin.

While the post-mortem examination has not taken place police ‘believe the man died from gunshot injuries’.

Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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

A MyLondon reader got in touch to say that a nearby park, Betts Park, is closed.

There has been no arrest at this stage. Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 1402/12jul.

To remain anonymous please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Follow our live blog on the incident here.

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