A 24-year-old-woman and a 25-year-old man have now been arrested on suspicion of murder
A 24-year-old-woman and a 25-year-old man have now been arrested on suspicion of murder

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following a shooting in Dartford, Kent.

Officers were called to Overy Street following reports of a shooting at around 8pm on 12 February.

A 32-year-old man, named locally as Kevin McKinley, was found shot in the street and taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. His family have been informed.

Police now say a 24-year-old-woman and a 25-year-old man, both from Dartford, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Both are believed to be known to the victim.

The area where the shooting took place is still cordoned off as police continue to investigate the incident.

Ch supt of Kent police, Neil Jerome, said: "I'd like to reassure the people of Dartford that we are not treating this as a random incident, and those we have arrested were known to the victim.

"The two people remain in custody for questioning, but I would still ask anyone who has any information to contact us on 101 to help further our enquiries."  

The uncle of the victim, Charles McKinley, told Kent Online: "Kevin's mum rang me last night and said that he'd been shot.

"I thought she meant with a BB gun, but then I found out he'd actually been shot with a real gun.

"I want to lay flowers at the site where he died but the police aren't telling me anything."