Page last updated at 23:38 GMT, Sunday, 8 February 2009

Man is shot dead outside school

Forensic officers at Stonebridge School
Officers have sealed off the school, which will be shut on Monday

A man has been shot dead outside a north-west London primary school.

The victim, who has not been named but is thought to be in his 20s, was found injured in the street in Shakespeare Avenue, Stonebridge.

He died in hospital from a single gunshot wound. No-one has been arrested in connection with the death.

Forensic officers are examining the playground of Stonebridge School which will be closed for up to three days while investigations continue.

Police said they know the victim's identity and were informing his next-of-kin.

A post-mortem examination was conducted at Northwick Park Hospital and an inquest will be opened and adjourned on Tuesday.

It is thought the victim was attending a private party at the school before the shooting, which happened at about 0230 GMT on Sunday.

A statement on the Brent Council website said: "Due to police investigations into an incident close to the school in the early hours of Sunday morning, please be advised the school will be closed on Monday 9 February."

The killing is being investigated by officers from Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the London's black community.

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