21-year-old Man Shot Dead in West Kensington

Police say there were reports of an altercation before the killing

Comeragh Road in West Kensington. Picture: Google Streetview

April 2, 2024

A 21-year-old man has been died from a gunshot wound received in West Kensington this Monday night (1 April).

The police say they were called to an address on Comeragh Road at 10:17pm after a disturbance was reported.

They found the man injured and he was treated at the scene by paramedics but died at 10:54pm. His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist police officers.

A murder investigation has been launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie. He said, “I am saddened to confirm that another young man has lost his life to violence on the streets of our capital.

“This incident took place at a busy time of the evening when many people will have been going out, coming home or driving through Comeragh Road, Barton Road or Palliser Road.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area in the half an hour period from 22:13hrs. Did you see a group of people or an altercation? Do you have dashcam footage?

“Detectives are still in the area and I urge anyone with information to approach those officers direct or contact us by phone or online. If you can help please do speak to us.”

Forensics officers are still on the scene but there have been no arrests at this stage.

Chief Superintendent Jill Horsfall, responsible for policing in Hammersmith and Fulham said, “Our officers remain at the crime scene and additional patrols will be conducted in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

“If you have concerns, please do approach officers as they patrol or contact your neighbourhood policing team.

“We thank you for your patience as our Specialist Crime colleagues continue their enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information, but has not yet spoken with police, should call 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting 6709/1APR.

To remain anonymous call the independent charity crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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