Trio in custody after fatal Woolwich shooting

11:22 20 November 2012

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Three people have been arrested after a man was shot dead in Woolwich yesterday evening.

The victim, aged 35, was found by officers in Lord Warwick Street with gunshot wounds at about 6.20pm. London Ambulance Service paramedics also attended the scene but the man was pronounced dead one hour later.

He has not been formally identified but his next of kin has been told. A post-mortem examination and inquest will be held in due course.

Officers from Trident Gang Crime Command are investigating the incident.

Three men detained in connection with the shooting are in custody at south London police stations.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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