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Fatal shooting near Turnpike Lane Tube station

Scene of the shooting in north London
Image caption The victim, in his 30s, was shot close to Turnpike Lane Tube station

A man has been shot dead near a north London Tube station.

Scotland Yard said it was called to reports of a shooting in Langham Parade, near Turnpike Lane Tube station at about 15:30 GMT.

An air ambulance arrived shortly afterwards and a man thought to be in his mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene, Scotland Yard said.

Police appealed for witnesses to come forward and said the victim had not been formally identified.

Turnpike Lane Tube station, which is on the Piccadilly line, is still open, but one exit has been closed, Transport for London said.

Langham Road was cordoned off by police while a number of officers, including forensics officers, remained at the scene on Wednesday evening.

It is the second fatal shooting in the capital this year, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

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