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A man was shot dead by police after officers stopped a vehicle near Kensington Gardens in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said officials were called to reports of a man with a firearm who broke into a bank and bookmaker near Marloes Road, Kensington, at 3:04 p.m.

The man was seen getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.

This vehicle was stopped by armed officers at the intersection of Kensington Road and Palace Gate 15 minutes later.

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Police gathered at the Kensington crime scene in central London after a man was shot dead by officers.

Shots were fired and one man was gunshot wounds.

The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man received treatment on site but died of his injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the crime scene at 4:08 p.m.

In a statement, Met police said efforts were under way to confirm the man’s identity and inform his next of kin.

It added that the Directorate of Professional Standards had been informed and the incident had been forwarded to the Independent Police Conduct Office.

The incident is not treated as terrorism.

Officials respond to an incident at the intersection of Kensington Road and Palace Gate.

There is no danger to the public, but the roads are closed and are expected to remain so for some time.

We will release another update in due course.

– Kensington & Chelsea Police (@MPSKenChel) December 11, 2021

A police officer at the scene said Kensington High Street will be closed overnight as the public is urged to avoid the area.

In a tweet, Kensington and Chelsea police said, “There is no risk to the public, but the streets are closed and likely will remain for some time.”

Barriers have been erected along Kensington High Street, the largest being between a Starbucks branch and a building called Broadwalk House, which houses about 10 police vehicles.

A tent was also set up next to a black car in the middle of a barrier on the High Street.

The vehicle is surrounded by an unmarked police car along with three patrol cars.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed that crews were called in for reports of a shooting at 3:23 p.m.

“We sent an ambulance, an operations manager, a tactical task force, a motorcycle task force and an advanced paramedic.

“The London Air Ambulance car responded too,” they said.

“We treated a man on site who unfortunately died.”

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