A man in his 20s has died after being shot during the early hours in Mitcham.

Police were called at around 2.25am today (April 4) after a man was found injured in Croydon Road near the junction of Beddington Lane.

Paramedics attended and the man was taken to hospital where he later died a short time later.

Police are currently working to inform the man’s family.

A murder investigation has been launched.

A crime scene is in place in the area and inquiries into the circumstances of his death continue.

No arrests have currently been made.

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward and speak to police quoting crime reference number CAD616/4Apr.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.17am today (4 April) to reports of an incident at the junction between Croydon Road and Beddington Lane, Mitcham.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

“Our first medics arrived in less than seven minutes.

“We treated a patient at the scene and took them to hospital as a priority.”

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “A murder investigation is under way following the death of a man in Mitcham.

“Police were called at approximately 2.25am on Tuesday, 4 April to reports of a man found injured in Croydon Road, near the junction with Beddington Lane, Mitcham.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, believed aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died there a short time later.

“Enquiries are ongoing to inform next of kin.

“At this early stage it is believed the man had suffered a gunshot injury.

“A crime scene remains in place.

“No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.

“Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate.

“Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in and around the Croydon Road/Beddington Lane area last night and saw anything suspicious to get in contact.

“They are also keen to speak to any road users with dash cam to check their footage to see if anything of interest has been captured.

“Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD616/4Apr. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”