Male teenager is SHOT in south London and rushed to hospital – as horrified witnesses are left ‘shaking and crying’ after seeing ‘car crash and multiple shots from a handgun’
- A male in his late teens was shot on Acre Lane in Brixton this evening
- He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service
- Police were called at about 7.15pm to the firearm discharge on Brixton Hill, SW2
- A crime scene is in place and the road at junction with Effra Road is closed
A teenager has been rushed to hospital after being shot in south London.
Police were called to Brixton Hill, Lambeth, following reports of a firearm discharge on May 12 at 7.15pm.
Officers at the scene found a male in his late teens with a gunshot wound.
He has been rushed to hospital, but no further information about his condition has been released.
A witness on social media claims they saw a car crash on Acre Lane, near to the town hall, before a number of people got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots from a handgun.
Speaking to My London, one witness passing by on a bus, said: ‘The bus stopped and we heard then saw this big silver 4×4 crash and there were these guys running out of it, then we heard six gunshots and a guy with a rifle ran by the bus.
‘It’s the first time I’ve ever experienced something like that.’
The Met says a crime scene remains in place and the road – at the junction with Effra Road – is closed to traffic.
At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6825/12May.
According to a witness passing by the scene on a bus, people were ‘shaking and crying’ when they heard the gun shots and crouched down for safety.
The anoymous witness told My London: ‘[The bus] was probably about 70/100 meters away. It was pretty loud and you could tell straight away what it was – a car crash then multiple gun shots
‘Our bus was stopped when it was happening, then I crouched down for safety’
At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
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