A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was found with a gunshot wound in Leamington in the early hours of this morning.
The victim, aged in his late 20s, was discovered in Clemens Street and taken to hospital where he died. It is believed he was shot a short time earlier in nearby Frances Havergal Close.
Ch Insp Faz Chishty, local policing commander for Warwick district, said: “A murder investigation has been launched, and a number of enquiries are currently ongoing to ascertain the circumstances. Our thoughts remain with the man’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers.
“We recognise the concern this incident, which is believed to be isolated, may have caused the local community and want to reassure them that a full investigation is underway.
“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area while officers carry out enquiries, and as part of this, a scene guard and a road closure are currently in place either end of Ranelagh Terrace, and at Frances Havergal Close by the junction with Ranelagh Terrace.
“If anyone was in the area shortly before 3am this morning and may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or who may have any dashcam or doorbell footage, please get in contact.
“There is likely to be significant disruption in the local area while we carry out enquiries at the scene. I’d like to thank local people for their cooperation and patience while we do this.”
A post-mortem is due to take place.
The man’s next of kin has been informed.
People with information can call 101 quoting incident number 33 of 10 August, or provide information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.