Man shot near Croydon house party

The horror of the house party as a guest, 35, is shot dead in south London: Police launch murder investigation

  • A 35-year-old man was shot dead near a house party in south London before five o’clock
  • The victim was pronounced dead at the scene on Birdhurst Road in Croydon
  • Police have launched a murder investigation after this morning’s shooting


A man has been shot dead near a house party in south London, Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

Scotland Yard said they received reports of a shooting in Croydon in south London shortly before 5am today.

The 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on Birdhurst Road.

Detectives investigating tomorrow's shooting on Birdhurst Road in Croydon, pictured, believe the victim had attended a house party nearby, file photo

Detectives investigating tomorrow’s shooting on Birdhurst Road in Croydon, pictured, believe the victim had attended a house party nearby, file photo

Officers said the man was pronounced dead at the scene around 5 a.m. today, file photograph

Officers said the man was pronounced dead at the scene around 5 a.m. today, file photograph

A homicide investigation has been launched, led by DCI Katherine Goodwin of Specialist Crime, and police are eager to hear from anyone who was at the house party.

DCI Goodwin said: ‘My thoughts are with the victim’s family. They will be supported by specialist officers.

‘Although our inquiries are at a very early stage, I think the victim may have attended a house party that continued through the early hours of Saturday morning, close to the scene of the shooting in Birdhurst Road, Croydon.

‘Officers would like to talk to everyone who was at the party.

‘Even if you do not think you have seen or heard anything significant, contact the police if you were there.

‘I would also appeal to all witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have relevant dashcam or other footage, to get in touch.’

No arrests have been made so far.

People are asked to call the event room on 020 8785 8244 or Crimestoppers if they have information.

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