Murder investigation launched after teenager shot in Maryland

PUBLISHED: 18:57 26 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:57 26 August 2017

The 19-year-old was shot in Well Street, Maryland (Picture: Google Maps)

The 19-year-old was shot in Well Street, Maryland (Picture: Google Maps)

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the shooting of a teenager in Maryland.

Officers were called to reports of shots being fired in Well Street, near Maryland station, at about 10.40pm yesterday.

A 19-year-old was taken to hospital where he later died.

Police are in the process of informing his next of kin and both formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about what happened, are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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