Crime

Murder investigation in Wembley after man found in car dying from gunshot wounds to his chest

Murder victim found sitting in a car at the junction of The Paddocks and Greenhill in Wembley. Image: Google Satellite

Murder victim found sitting in a car at the junction of The Paddocks and Greenhill in Wembley. Image: Google Satellite

A murder inquiry has been launched in Wembley after a man died from gunshot wounds to his chest while sitting in a car.

The London Ambulance Service found the man at 11.15 this morning ‘suffering what is believed to be gunshot injuries to his chest.’

He was sitting in a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat, in Greenhill, at the junction with The Paddocks, Wembley.

The London Air Ambulance also attended.

The man, described as in his late 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:48.

Detectives believe they know his identity.

Next of kin have been informed, though formal identification and a post mortem examination are yet to take place.

The investigation is being carried out by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

They are appealing for any one who may have been in the area of Greenhill, junction with The Paddocks, from about 10:00 am this morning who may have seen a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat or anything suspicious to get in touch.

The Met Police say: ‘At this very early stage detectives retain an open mind regarding the possible motive.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 020 8358 0400, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Officers remain on the scene and local road closures are in place.

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