A man has been found shot dead in the passenger seat of a car in London after it drove into pedestrians and parked cars.
The passenger of a Mercedes in Hayes, Westwas found to have been killed, after suffering a gunshot wound.
Police and paramedics rushed to West Drayton Road after the car he was travelling in swerved into people in the street, on Thursday.
When they arrived at the scene, between the junctions of Morello Avenue and Cherry Grove at around 2.43pm, they found a man had been shot dead.
However, it is believed the drive-by in which he was injured took place on Uxbridge Road around 3km away.
The victim died at the scene in Hayes today — but it is believed he may have been shot 3kn away
A Mercedes was cordoned off by police this afternoon after a man was shot dead. The car crashed into other vehicles parked on the street
Three people were injured by the car when it came hurtling towards them, London Ambulance Service has confirmed.
Their injuries are not believed to be serious.
The Mercedes driver remains with officers from the Metropolitan Police.
A police spokesman said: ‘A silver Mercedes was reported to have collided with a number of pedestrians and vehicles. None of the pedestrians are believed to have serious injuries.
‘A male passenger in the Mercedes was found to be suffering from a suspected gunshot injury. The driver of the Mercedes stopped at the scene and is assisting police.’
Witnesses said paramedics did their best to save the man.
A resident told GetWestLondon: ‘The guy who was shot was taken out of the car and given CPR but he was apparently already dead.
‘Apparently an ambulance taking someone else to hospital was the one that stopped to help.
Police have confirmed they were called to the scene after the passenger of a car was shot dead
‘Whether these were decent people or criminals you just do not know.’
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 2:43pm today to West Drayton Road, Uxbridge to reports of an incident.
‘We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and three ambulance crews to the scene. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART) and London’s Air Ambulance.
‘We treated four people at the scene. Three people we treated at the scene for minor injuries and took to hospital. The other person, a man, sadly died despite best efforts by our medics.’