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Man shot dead after armed officers stopped vehicle near Kensington Gardens

A man has died after he was shot when armed officers stopped a vehicle near Kensington Gardens.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to reports of a man with a firearm seen entering a bank and bookmakers in Marloes Road, Kensington, at 3.04pm.

The vehicle was stopped at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate 15 minutes later.

Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds.

The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man was treated at the scene, but died from his injuries.

In a statement, the Met Police said efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity and to inform his next of kin.

It added that the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism.

In a tweet, Kensington and Chelsea Police said: “There is no risk to the public but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time.”

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