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Man shot dead by armed police near Kensington Palace

The incident took place at the junction of Kensington Street and Palace Gate (Image: UKNIP; Jamie Lorriman)

A man was shot dead by armed police near Kensington Palace.

Officers were called to reports a gunman was seen entering a bank and betting shop near Marloes Road in Kensignton shortly after 3pm on Saturday before leaving the area in a vehicle.

Police snipers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Kensington Road and Palace Gate a short time later at 3:19pm.

Scotland Yard said ‘shots were fired and one man was wounded by bullets’.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were dispatched to the scene but he was pronounced dead less than an hour later at 4.08pm.

Efforts are underway to confirm the man’s identity and notify his relatives.

Some nearby roads are still closed and people should avoid the area (Image: UkNewsinPictures)

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been notified and the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Some nearby roads are still closed and people should avoid the area.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

Several police posts have been set up along Kensington Street, and police officers are stationed at the largest post between the Starbucks and a building called Broadwalk House.

Some nearby roads remain closed (Image: UkNewsinPictures)

About 10 police cars were placed around the wire. A tent has been set up in the middle of the fence at Kensington High Street.

It was placed next to a black car and surrounded by an unmarked police car and three patrol cars.

Members of the public are being redirected off the wire through Kensington Gardens.

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