Harlesden shooting
A man in his 20s was gunned down in Harlesden, north west LondonGoogle Maps

A man was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Harlesden, north London. Police were called at approximately 10pm on Wednesday (9 March) to reports of a shooting in Church Road at the junction with Conley Road.

Armed officers and the London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene where they found a man in his late 20s with gun shot injuries. Members of the public and paramedics fought to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eyewitnesses claimed the victim was shot by a gunman hanging out of a blacked-out car before the vehicle sped off. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots from what sounded like an automatic weapon. Police believe believe the victim was shot by a male suspect.

No arrests have been made and enquires continue. Road closures and cordons remain in place as forensics scour the area for clues.

Detective Inspector Andy George is leading the investigation. He said: "This was a shocking murder with multiple shots fired from what is believed to be a high-powered weapon. My team are undertaking a number of active enquiries to trace the vehicle involved and its passengers. Forensic work at the scene is ongoing.

"We believe a number of people in the area witnessed what occurred and have yet to come forward. I would urge them and anyone else who has information regarding this incident to contact us right away."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 0208 358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.