Two men have been killed in a drive-by shooting, as police officers launch a hunt after ‘at least 12 shots’ were fired between ‘pair on a moped and people in a car’ in Lambeth, south London, on Sunday evening.
Metropolitan Police were called at around 7.50pm to reports of gun fire on Railton Road.
Officers, including firearms officers, are in attendance at the scene along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.
Two men were found injured at the location, but despite the efforts of emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene.
A car was crashed within the crime scene, after 12 shots were heard by others, a resident has said.
Two men have died after the sound of gunshots was reported in Lambeth, south London , on Sunday evening, the Metropolitan Police said. File image
Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon: ‘I came across the scene when I went to the shop so I’m not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.’
He added: ‘Shots were heard and a policewoman at scene told me it was a shooting. 12 shots were heard by locals, fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crashed at the scene.’
The nature of the injuries to the two men who died has not been confirmed at this time.
Their next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification, with post-mortem examinations to be held in due course.
The force said that residents will see an enhanced police presence in the area and have been advised to speak with officers if they have any information
A number of roads in the area are closed and crime scenes are in place.
The force said that residents will see an enhanced police presence in the area and have been advised to speak with officers if they have any information.
Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said on Twitter: ‘Horrified to hear two people have been murdered in a shooting on Railton Road.
‘My thoughts are with their loved ones about to hear the worst possible news and all who witnessed this violence in our community.’
‘At this stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue,’ a spokesperson for the force said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct.
Anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.