A man has been shot dead near a house party in London.
The Metropolitan Police were called to Birdhurst Road, Croydon, shortly before 5am on Saturday following reports a man had been shot.
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
A murder investigation has now been launched and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been at the gathering.
No one has yet been arrested.
DCI Katherine Goodwin said: “My thoughts are with the family of the victim. They will be supported by specialist officers.
“Although our inquiries are at a very early stage, I believe the victim may have attended a house party which continued through the early hours of Saturday morning, near to the scene of the shooting in Birdhurst Road, Croydon.
“Officers would like to speak to anyone who was at that party.
“Even if you do not think you saw or heard anything significant, please contact police if you were there.
“I also want to appeal for any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage to please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8785 8244 or Crimestoppers.
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