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26/12/2013 08:59 GMT | Updated 26/12/2013 08:59 GMT

Man Dies In London Club Shooting

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The shooting too place in the heart of London's theatreland

A man has died after being shot inside a nightclub in London's West End, Scotland Yard has said.

One man has been arrested in connection with the shooting, which happened at around 3am on Boxing Day morning at the Avalon club in Shaftesbury Avenue.

He is being questioned at a south London police station.

Police said the injured man died after being taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

A police spokesman said: "Police and London Ambulance Service attended to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

"He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. Next of kin have not been informed. We await formal identification."

Shaftesbury Avenue has been closed while police investigate.

The Avalon Soho describes itself as a cocktail lounge with live DJs every night.

The website says it is "a revitalised venue that oozes creativity and class" which brings "a unique and stylish vibe to the heart of West End's party scene".