LONDON, Feb. 7, Reuter: A member of an armed gand died in hospital early today, after being shot by police outside a London museum, police said.

Police fired on six men after they were seen entering the Sir John Saone’s Museum in Central London yesterday evening.

One, who was armed with a shotgun, died in hospital after undergoing surgery. He was 26.

Another man, 22, was shot in the arm. Four others, all in their 20s, were arrested.

The Sir John Saone’s Museum, home of the 19th century architect, contains a number of masterpieces, including Hogarth’s “Rake’s Progress”, as well as works by Canaletto, Turner and classical sculpture, gems and architectural drawings.

The shooting was the second in a week involving the police and took place three days after the Home Office (Interior Ministry) issued new, stricter guidelines on the use of guns by the police.

In an incident on February 3, two men were shot in the stomach by police during an alleged raid on a gun shop north of London.

Article extracted from this publication >>  February 13, 1987