Page last updated at 13:54 GMT, Sunday, 27 July 2008 14:54 UK

Man shot dead outside nightclub

Police officers at the scene of the fatal shooting
The area around the RED nightclub has been sealed off

A man has been shot and killed outside an east London nightclub.

The victim, who has not been identified but was in his early 20s, was shot outside the RED club in Limehouse.

Police were called at 0345 BST and he was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff. No arrests have been made in connection with the killing.

Officers from the Met's Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime among London's black communities, are investigating the shooting.

A cordon has been set up in surrounding streets while forensic officers search for clues.

'Pretty terrifying'

A police spokesman said they believe the victim was at the club with friends prior to the shooting.

Local residents said they were woken by police sirens in the early hours of the morning.

Shop worker Gloria Antin, 45, said: "There was a helicopter and people shouting and screaming at about 4 o'clock.

"There were huge crowds of people here outside the nightclub.

"It's pretty terrifying but I'm not surprised. Every weekend we get trouble with people drinking outside the club."




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