Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting when police officers launched a hunt in Lambeth, south London, on Sunday night after “at least 12 shots” were fired between “a couple on a moped and people in a car”.
The Metropolitan Police were called around 7.50pm to reports of gunfire on Railton Road.
Officers, including firearms officers, are present at the scene along with the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.
Two men were found injured at the scene, but despite the efforts of emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene.
A car was crashed at the scene after 12 shots were heard by others, a local resident said.
Two men have died after gunshots were reported in Lambeth, south London, on Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police said. file image
Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon: “I stumbled across the scene walking into the store so I’m not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who heard and saw about it.”
He added: “Guns were heard and a police officer at the scene told me it was a shootout. 12 shots were heard by locals, fire was exchanged between a couple on a moped and people in a car. The car crashed at the scene.’
The nature of the injuries sustained by the two men killed has not been confirmed at this time.
Her next of kin have yet to be informed and police are awaiting a formal identification, with post-mortem examinations to be carried out in due course.
The force said residents will see an increased police presence in the area and have been advised to speak to officers if they have any information
Several roads in the area are closed and crime scenes exist.
The force said residents will see an increased police presence in the area and have been advised to speak to officers if they have any information.
Helen Hayes, Labor MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said on Twitter: “I am appalled to hear that two people have been killed in a shooting on Railton Road.
“My thoughts are with their loved ones who will hear the worst of the news and with everyone who has witnessed this violence in our community.”
“At this time there have been no arrests and the investigation continues,” a spokesman for the force said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct.
Anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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