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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