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Man dies from apparent gunshot wound after alleged London Ont. home invasion

ASIRT is investigating a shooting involving an officer in Red Deer, Alta., on Aug. 24.
ASIRT is investigating a shooting involving an officer in Red Deer, Alta., on Aug. 24. kali9 / iStock

London police say a man has died of injures suffered during an alleged home invasion in the city’s southeast end Sunday morning.

Officials say at around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, police were contacted regarding suspicious individuals entering a residence in the area of Pochard Lane and Woodfern Road, which is near Clarke Road and Gore Road.

They say the suspects fled shortly after.

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Police arrived and found a man who had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He has since been pronounced dead.

Officials say the investigation is in its early stages and has been taken over by the London Police Major Crime Section.

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Anyone with further information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

More to come.