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  • 27 December 2013, 10:36

Avalon Nightclub Shooting: Man Killed

A man has died after a shooting inside a nightclub in London's West End.

Police have arrested one man on suspicion of murder and are currently holding him at a police station in south London. 

The shooting occurred around 3am on Boxing Day at a private function inside the Avalon club in Shaftesbury Avenue.

The victim, who is believed to have been aged 31, was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, but later died from his injuries.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased man, but are awaiting formal identification.

The man's next of kin have been notified.

The club describes itself as a "unique and stylish" venue in the "heart of West End's party scene".

Shaftesbury Avenue and a section of Wardour Street were closed while police investigated the shooting.

Anyone who was at the Avalon nightclub on Christmas Day or in the early hours of Boxing Day or who has information about the incident has been urged to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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