Gun recovered from Kensington Road where police shot dead man

A gun has been recovered from the scene in west London where a gunman is believed to have been shot dead by police.

The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC_ says “what appears to be a non-police-issued firearm” was found following Saturday’s Kensington shooting.

The city ​​police said officers had received reports that a man with a gun was seen climbing into a vehicle after leaving banks and betting shops near Marloes Road.

Witnesses said armed officers shot the man three times while he was in a taxi before he was “dragged out” and arrested on Kensington Road. The man who was killed has yet to be named.

The shooting at the intersection of Kensington Road and Palace Gate took place near Kensington Palace, the official residence of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The IOPC has opened an investigation into the deadly shooting.

In a statement, the watchdog said: “At approximately 3:19pm yesterday, police responded to reports of a man holding a gun on Marloes Street, W8.

“The man was seen getting into a car and armed police stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Kensington Road and Palace Gate.

“Shots were fired and one man was wounded by bullets.

“London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called but, despite best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“After being informed of the incident by MPS [Metropolitan Police Service], we have sent investigators to the scene and procedures after the incident to begin collecting evidence.

“What appeared to be a gun not released by police was recovered from the scene. Our thoughts with everyone are affected.”

The man with the gun was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m., less than an hour after police were called.

Police say it is not considered terrorism and is “no risk to the public”. Gun recovered from Kensington Road where police shot dead man


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