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Murder probe launched after man shot dead

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man died after being shot, police said.

On September 13, Thames Valley Police were called at 5.12am by the ambulance service following reports that a man had been shot in Osprey Close, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital, where he was declared dead at 7.03am.

Officers say they believe the offender or offenders fled the scene - a full investigation is now being carried out and those with any information are being asked to come forward.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, of the major crime unit, said: "We are in the process of investigating the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

"Members of the public might see an increased number of officers in the area while investigations into this incident take place.

"I would like to reassure the public that a full and thorough investigation is launched while we locate the person or persons responsible."

Officers said they are watching the Osprey Close property while they carry out their investigations and that no arrests have been made.