Gunman is shot dead in Kensington after raiding a bank and a bookmakers in broad daylight 

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A gunman was shot dead in Kensington after raiding a bank and a bookmakers in broad daylight on a busy residential street in central London, according to police.

Police officers rushed to the scene near Kensington Gardens just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon after reports of a man with a firearm entering a bank and bookmakers.

At least five police cars and one unmarked vehicle were seen at the scene in the upmarket London borough.

The man then drove away and fifteen minutes later, armed officers stopped a car near Palace Gate at 3.19pm, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Police officers rushed to the scene near Kensington Gardens just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon after reports of a man with a firearm entering a bank and bookmakers

At least five police cars and one unmarked vehicle were seen at the scene (pictured) in the upmarket London borough

At least five police cars and one unmarked vehicle were seen at the scene (pictured) in the upmarket London borough 

The man then drove away and armed officers stopped a car near Palace Gate at 3.19pm, according to the Metropolitan Police

The man then drove away and armed officers stopped a car near Palace Gate at 3.19pm, according to the Metropolitan Police

Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds in an incident involving armed officers close to Kensington Palace

Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds in an incident involving armed officers close to Kensington Palace

The public are urged to avoid the area as road closures remain in place. Pictured: Police at the scene in Kensington

The public are urged to avoid the area as road closures remain in place. Pictured: Police at the scene in Kensington 

Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead just after 4pm.

It is believed the man who sustain gunshot wounds was the gunman, and that he was shot dead by armed police officers. 

The man’s identity is not yet known and efforts are underway to inform his next of kin.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing ‘three loud bangs’ and claimed to have seen paramedics performing CPR to at least one person, reports MyLondon.

A police helicopter was also reportedly seen circling the area.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as terrorism and urged the public to avoid the area as road closures remain in place. 

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

A police helicopter was reportedly seen circling the area. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds

A police helicopter was reportedly seen circling the area. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds

Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London on Saturday evening, following an incident involving armed police

Police at the scene near Kensington High Street in London on Saturday evening, following an incident involving armed police 

Eyewitnesses reported hearing 'three loud bangs'. Pictured: Police cordon off Kensington High Street in London, near the scene where the man was shot

Eyewitnesses reported hearing ‘three loud bangs’. Pictured: Police cordon off Kensington High Street in London, near the scene where the man was shot

Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead just after 4pm. Pictured: Police at the scene on Saturday

Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead just after 4pm. Pictured: Police at the scene on Saturday

Kensington and Chelsea Police said: ‘Officers are responding to an incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate. 

‘There is no risk to the public but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time.’

A Metropolitan Police statement read: ‘At 15:04hrs on Saturday, 11 December police were called to reports of a man with a firearm seen to enter a bank and bookmakers in the vicinity of Marloes Road, W8.

‘The man was then seen to get into a vehicle and leave the area.

‘At 15:19hrs, armed officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.

‘Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds.

Police remained at the scene on Saturday evening (pictured), following the incident just after 3pm

Police remained at the scene on Saturday evening (pictured), following the incident just after 3pm 

It is believed the man who sustain gunshot wounds was the gunman, and that he was shot dead by armed police officers. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street

It is believed the man who sustain gunshot wounds was the gunman, and that he was shot dead by armed police officers. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street

The man's identity is not yet known and efforts are underway to inform his next of kin. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street on Saturday evening

The man’s identity is not yet known and efforts are underway to inform his next of kin. Pictured: Police at the scene near Kensington High Street on Saturday evening

The Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as terrorism and urged the public to avoid the area as road closures (pictured: police at the scene) remain in place

 The Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as terrorism and urged the public to avoid the area as road closures (pictured: police at the scene) remain in place

A taxi and a police tent erected in the middle of a cordon in Kensington High Street, London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds

A taxi and a police tent erected in the middle of a cordon in Kensington High Street, London, where a man died after sustaining gunshot wounds

Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen paramedics performing CPR to at least one person, reports MyLondon. Pictured: Police at the scene on Saturday night

Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen paramedics performing CPR to at least one person, reports MyLondon. Pictured: Police at the scene on Saturday night

‘The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man was treated at the scene.

‘Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:08hrs.

‘Efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity and to inform his next of kin.

‘The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

‘A number of road closures are in place in the local area and are likely to remain in place for some time. The public are advised to avoid the area.

‘The incident is not being treated as terrorism.’

The Met have been contacted to provide further information. 

More information to come as we get it.



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