Page last updated at 07:04 GMT, Friday, 1 August 2008 08:04 UK

Man found shot dead outside pub

A man has been shot dead outside a pub in east London.

The victim, thought to be in his late 30s or early 40s, died in the early hours of Friday in Forest Gate.

A police spokesman said officers were called to reports of gun shots in Romford Road and found the man outside the Live and Let Live pub.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said there had been an incident involving a number of men, during which the victim was shot.

A murder investigation has been launched.

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