A man in his 20s has died after being shot in Battersea.

Police received calls about gunshots on Shuttleworth Road last night (Thursday) at around 9.50pm.

Officers and paramedics discovered the injured man and provided emergency first aid.

He died at the scene.

His family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

A formal identification and a post-mortem examination in the near future.

At this stage, no arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 101 quoting reference CAD 8285/05Oct, or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111 to stay anonymous.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command who leads the investigation said: “This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life whilst standing on a street in Battersea.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to struggle with this terrible news.

“Detectives are working at pace to gather as much information as possible and I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw events unfold, or anyone who has captured this on phone or doorbell footage, to contact police immediately.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland, from the South West BCU which covers Wandsworth, said: “This murder will come as a terrible shock to the local community who will be waking up to this news.

“I want to reassure them that experienced homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command will be working tirelessly to find out who is responsible, and we will offer them all the support we can.

“There will be an enhanced police presence in the area over the coming days, and I would ask that the local community in Battersea speak with officers.

“Please tell us if you saw or heard anything, or wish to raise any concerns. I would also like to thank local residents for their co-operation whilst the crime scene is in place."

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a shooting in Wandsworth.

“Police were called at about 21:50hrs on Thursday, 5 October to reports of gunshots heard on Shuttleworth Road, SW11.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene they found a man, believed to be aged in his 20s, injured. They immediately provided emergency first aid, but despite their efforts the man sadly died at the scene.

“His next of kin are aware and they will be supported by specialist officers.

“Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“At this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 8285/05Oct. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”