Man dies after fatal shooting at London's Avalon Club

Shaftesbury Avenue has been closed while police investigate the fatal shooting at London's Avalon Club Shaftesbury Avenue was closed while police investigated the fatal shooting

A man has died in hospital after he was shot at a private function inside a nightclub in London's West End.

The shooting happened at the Avalon club in Shaftesbury Avenue at about 03:00 GMT.

The victim, believed to be 31, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police believe they know the identity of the man but await formal identification.

A man has been arrested and is being questioned at a south London police station.

The next of kin of the man thought to be the victim had been informed, the Metropolitan Police said.

Shaftesbury Avenue has been closed while police investigate.

The Avalon Soho describes itself as a cocktail lounge with live DJs every night.

Its website says it is "a revitalised venue that oozes creativity and class", and which brings "a unique and stylish vibe to the heart of West End's party scene".

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