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Man dies after being shot by police in Streatham

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man has died after being shot by police in Streatham, south London.

Police said a “suspect” vehicle was stopped following “tactical contact” at 9.51pm on Monday in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill.

A police firearm was discharged and a man in the car, believed to be aged in his 20s, sustained a gunshot injury.

Officers administered first aid until the arrival of London Ambulance Service. The man was taken to hospital, where he died at 12.16am.

Enquiries are ongoing to notify his next of kin.

Cordons and road closures are in place.

As is protocol, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards were contacted and they notified the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who have launched an independent investigation.

Enquiries into the exact circumstances are ongoing.

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