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Passenger discovered with gunshot wound dies after car crashes into pedestrians

The shooting took place in west London on Thursday afternoon.

A man has died after being discovered with a gunshot wound in a car that had crashed into pedestrians, police said.

A murder investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police.

A silver Mercedes collided with pedestrians and other vehicles in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, west London, on Thursday afternoon.

The man, who was a passenger, was then found inside the car with a suspected gunshot wound.

An air ambulance was flown to the scene but the man was pronounced dead, despite the efforts of paramedics. His next of kin has been informed.

Formal identification and a post-mortem are yet to take place.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

No further arrests have been made.

Police, who were called at 2.43pm, said no pedestrians or other motorists were seriously hurt.

Any witnesses should contact the police by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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