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Feltham shooting: Three men arrested on suspicion of murder after 25-year-old shot dead

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 25-year-old man was shot dead in south-west London. 

Edward Simpson died following a shooting in a children’s park near a block of flats in Feltham.

One man, age 27, was arrested on Monday while two others, 26 and 22, were arrested on Tuesday.

They have all been taken into custody and will be questioned, while enquiries into the incident continue.

Crime scene: Police officers stand at the scene of the fatal shooting at Exeter House in Feltham (REUTERS)

Police were called to Exeter House on Watermill Way late on June 21, where Mr Simpson was found critically wounded.

He died at the scene a short time later, despite the efforts of emergency services.

A post-mortem examination determined his death as being caused by a single gunshot wound to the upper body.

Police investigation: A forensic officer carries evidence bags at the scene of a fatal shooting (REUTERS)

A statement from Scotland Yard said: “Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the murder or who may have heard the shooting. The scene is surrounded by homes and officers believe that someone will have information which could prove vital to the investigation.”

The Met said that while the body has not been formally identified, they are confident it is that of Mr Simpson, who lived in Feltham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or 101 and to quote reference CAD 9535/21June. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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