An “assassin” gunman is being hunted by police after a 38-year-old was shot dead on the driveway of his home in a London millionaires’ row.
Paramedics battled to save the victim who was shot multiple times in what Scotland Yard believes was a “targeted attack”.
Armed police and ambulances were called to the junction between Vine Lane and St Andrews Lane following reports of several gunshots at 7pm last night.
The man is said to have been shot multiple times at close range with a handgun whilst said in his car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The gunman was last seen running down St Andrew’s Road, past former airforce base RAF Uxbridge.
Neighbours in the leafy road of detached million-pound homes said they heard five or six shots fired which “sounded like fireworks”. Within minutes armed police had sealed off the road.
Investigating officers believe a single man was behind the shooting.
A Met Police spokesman said: “No arrests have been made and enquires are ongoing.
“At this stage it is believed this was a targeted, rather than a random, attack. However, detectives retain an open mind about the motive.”
The victim’s next of kin have been informed and a formal identification is set to take place today followed by a post-mortem examination.
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208-358-0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.