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Man killed in shooting near UK royal palace

Man killed in shooting involving police near UK royal palace

Key Takeaway:

  • A man was shot dead during a confrontation with firearms officers on Saturday near London’s Kensington Palace royal residence.
  • The Metropolitan Police Force stated officers were called to report that a man with a firearm had visited a bank and bookmakers in the Kensington area of West London.
A man was shot dead during a confrontation with firearms officers. Image: galvnews

British police told a man was shot dead during a confrontation with firearms officers on Saturday near London’s Kensington Palace royal residence.

The Metropolitan Police Force stated officers were called to report that a man with a firearm had visited a bank and bookmakers in the Kensington area of West London.

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He ran in a vehicle, which was stopped by officers nearby in an affluent area and home to many embassies and the palace, the London residence of Prince William, his wife Kate, and their three children. It is home to several members of the royal family.

The police force said, “shots were fired, and a man experienced gunshot wounds.” He was found dead at the scene.

Police say the incident is not treated as terrorism.

The force said the police standards body had been called in, as is usual, for shootings involving the police.

Source-CTV News

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