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First fatality reported in wake of London riots

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-08-09

A 26-year-old man who sustained gunshot wounds Monday night in the south London suburb of Croydon has died in hospital, becoming the first fatality of a wave of rioting and looting sweeping through the British capital.

AFP - A man who was shot in a car during riots in London died in hospital Tuesday from his injuries, police said, becoming the first fatality from three days of unrest in the British capital.

The 26-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds late Monday in Croydon, a south London suburb where several buildings were burned down during the riots, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

The wave of riots across London and in some other English cities was triggered by another shooting last week -- although on that occasion it was by police.

Mark Duggan, 29, was killed by armed officers on Thursday in Tottenham, north London, after they stopped the taxi he was in during an attempted arrest as part of a police operation against gun crime within the black community.

A probe into Duggan's death heard on Tuesday that he was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest.
 

Date created : 2011-08-09

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