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Man shot dead ‘on his own doorstep’ in London on Christmas Eve | UK News

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A man was shot dead outside his home on Christmas Eve in Battersea, southwest London.

Officers were called to Battersea Church Road at about 9pm to reports of shots being fired.

A man believed to be in his 30s was pronounced dead after police and paramedics arrived at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a murder investigation had been launched.

No arrests have been made.

Mail Online is reporting that a gunman shot the victim on the doorstep to his townhouse property.

It is the 142nd homicide identified by the PA news agency in London in 2019 – the highest number in a calendar year since 2008.

Last year there were 141 police-recorded homicides in the capital.

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