UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after 19-year-old man is shot dead in Penge

PUBLISHED: 09:17 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 May 2013

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in Penge on Wednesday.

Police were called to Kenilworth Road just before 8pm where they found a 19-year-old man suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead at around 8am yesterday morning.

His next of kin have been informed and a police are now awaiting formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

An incident room has opened under the Homicide and Serious Crime Command at Lewisham. There have been no arrests at this stage.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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