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Murdered man was shot and stabbed

A man has been shot dead in south London.

It is thought the victim, who has not been named, may also have been stabbed before his body was found in Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell.

The 26-year-old man was taken to Kings College Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers called to the incident just after 1300 GMT on Friday want to trace two men, described as black, who were seen running from the area.

They are thought to have run off in the direction of Crawford Road.

Detectives from Trident, the Metropolitan Police unit dealing with gun crime in London's black communities, have appealed for witnesses and information about the attack.

They say the incident is thought to have begun at a flat near the junction with Denmark Hill.

It appears the victim may have been shot within the address and then ran into the street where he collapsed.

Coldharbour Lane was closed at its junction with Denmark Hill while police forensic science teams carried out investigations.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later.

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