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Armed police were called to Windrush Road, Harlesden, following reports of a shooting

A man has died in a shooting in north London.

The 27-year-old victim was found with a gunshot wound in Windrush Road, near Harlesden, at about 03:00 BST.

Police officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene. his next of kin have been informed.

Two men, aged 19 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are both in police custody, Scotland Yard said.

The force believe that a metallic grey Land Rover Discovery, found burnt out on the St Raphael’s Estate in Brent, may be linked to the killing.

Det Ch Insp Simon Stancombe said a number of shots had been fired and “several people were out in the street and would have seen what happened”.

“The person responsible for this killing does not deserve protection and anyone who has information should come forward and speak to us,” he added.

Windrush Road is in the area less than a mile away from where a two-year-old boy was shot in Energen Close on 3 June.

A few miles away in Brent, there have been four other murder investigations launched in 2020, including the deaths of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman who were fatally stabbed in Fryent Country Park in June.

So far this year there have been more than 65 murder investigations launched across London.

Nine of those homicides have involved a firearm and 36 have been caused by a stab wound, according to BBC research of police data.

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