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Police begin fingertip search for clues after fatal shooting

Detectives look for breakthrough in gunshot murder

09 September, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

ON their hands and knees, police officers were this evening (Monday) conducting a fingertip examination of a road close to a fatal shooting.

Police have yet to make an arrest following the death of a man in his 20s at the crossroads with Malden Road and Prince of Wales Road in Kentish Town.

The victim was declared dead at the scene shortly after midnight and a yellow and white forensic tent has been in place all day.

The road had been open to traffic earlier in the day but late in the afternoon a police cordon was extended. Officers were also seen inspecting drains close to the scene, as well as the road surface.

The New Journal reported earlier today how police had been forced to open two separate murder investigations within 15 minutes of each after a devastating night of violence which claimed two lives.

Unconnected to the shooting, a 22-year-old woman died after being stabbed a few roads away in Belmont Street, Chalk Farm, just before midnight. Two others sustained ‘slash’ injuries but were expected to make recoveries, In that case, a 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police want witnesses to both incidents to come forward as they try to piece together the sequence of events. The identity of the man killed in the shooting has not been announced so far, although it is understood he was not from the Camden area.

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