Man shot dead in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 10:37 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:37 13 February 2013

Police cordoned off Overy Road. Source: Twitter

Police cordoned off Overy Road. Source: Twitter


A man was shot dead in Dartford last night.

Police were called at around 8pm after the 32-year-old, named locally as Kevin McKinley, was found in Overy Street with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries.

His family have been informed.

A 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, both from Dartford, were arrested in the early hours of this morning.

Police said they were known to the victim.

Dartford residents reacted with shock to the news.

Stone councillor Jonathon Hawkes wrote on Twitter: “Important to say that the incident we had in Dartford is thankfully very rare.”

Resident Nick Buckley wrote: “People tweet ‘that’s not surprising’. Yes it is, I’ve lived here for 20 years and can remember [only] one other.”

Chief Superintendent of North Division, Neil Jerome, said: “I’d like to reassure the people of Dartford that we are not treating this as a random incident, and those we have arrested were known to the victim. The two people remain in custody for questioning, but I would still ask anyone who has any information to contact us on 101 to help further our enquiries.”

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