Murder squad detectives are investigating the death of a celebrity photographer who was shot in the head while jogging in Rome yesterday, according to reports from Italy.

How LaPresse reported the death of the photographer, who worked for the Italian news agency

Paparazzi photographer Daniele Lo Presti, 43 – who worked for Italian news agency LaPresse – was found dead on a cycle path late yesterday afternoon with a bullet in his head.

His body was discovered in the Testaccio district of Rome, the city in which Lo Presti lived and worked.

Police arriving at the scene had initially thought he had fallen from a bridge, perhaps after falling ill.

But doctors later found a bullet lodged in his skull.

A colleague told LaPresse that the photographer had been relaxing outside a local restaurant shortly before the shooting.

He had been due to meet up with friends to go jogging.

The friends reportedly arrived on the scene after the suspected murder, and identified the photographer whose body had been covered in a white sheet.