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Murder probe as man dies in Croydon Road, Penge, from gunshot wounds

A major murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s collapsed and died from gunshot wounds.

Police and emergency services were called at around 2.20am this morning to the incident in Penge, near Bromley.

A murder investigation has now been started by Met Police. Picture: UKNiP
A murder investigation has now been started by Met Police. Picture: UKNiP

The victim, who collapsed in Croydon Road, near the junction with Tremaine Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identify has not yet been confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Detectives from specialist crime are investigating and, while they await the results of the post-mortem examination, they believe the man died from gunshot injuries.

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

Police are now appealing for information and witnesses to the murder.

The man collapsed after suffering gunshot wounds in Croydon Road, Penge. Picture: UKNiP
The man collapsed after suffering gunshot wounds in Croydon Road, Penge. Picture: UKNiP
Police said the victim was a man in his 30s. Picture: UKNiP
Police said the victim was a man in his 30s. Picture: UKNiP
Investigators have been gathering evidence at the scene throughout the day. Picture: UKNiP
Investigators have been gathering evidence at the scene throughout the day. Picture: UKNiP
Police are investigating after a man was shot dead in Penge, near Bromley. Picture: UKNiP
Police are investigating after a man was shot dead in Penge, near Bromley. Picture: UKNiP

No-one has yet been arrested in connection with the death.

Anyone with information that might assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 1402/12jul.

To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.


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