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Man shot dead by armed police following vehicle pursuit in London

Armed police have shot dead a man in his 20s after a chase that ended in a residential street in south London.

Man shot dead
Police Car (photo PA)

A suspect vehicle was stopped after tactical contact at 9.51pm on Monday in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill, Lambeth police said.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance were requested. “Officers administered first aid prior to their arrival and the man was taken to hospital, where he died at 12.16am” the Met said in a later statement.

Man shot dead
Forensics officers at the scene in Kirkstall Gardens, where a man was shot by armed officers from the Metropolitan Police, following a pursuit on Monday evening, in Streatham Hill, south London, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

The Met Police has referred itself for investigation after the driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, was shot after a police chase in south London

A 39-year-old man, who lives on nearby New Park Road and asked not to be named, told the said: “The (driver) drove up New Park Road and turned up Kirkstall Gardens.

“A police car came down Kirkstall Gardens and crashed into him.

“Another police car came in behind him and they had him locked in at the bottom of Kirkstall Gardens.

“The car was immobile when he was shot.”

He added: “The bang was really loud. I was in my house with my gaming headphones on and I heard it.”

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