Brixton bloodbath as two men are killed in drive-by shooting: Cops launch ‘gunmen’ hunt
Bloodbath in Brixton as two men are killed in drive-by shooting: Cops launch chase after ‘at least 12 shots’ between ‘pair on moped and people in car’
- Two men died after the sound of gunfire was reported in Lambeth
- Police were called at around 7.50pm to reports of gunshots on Railton Road
- Officers, including firearms officers, are at the scene in London
Two men have been killed in a drive-by shooting as officers launch a chase after ‘at least 12 shots’ were fired between ‘a pair on a moped and people in a car’ in Lambeth, NY South London on Sunday evening.
The Metropolitan Police were called at around 7.50pm to reports of gunfire on Railton Road.
Officers, including firearms officers, are at the scene with the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.
Two men were found injured at the scene, but despite the efforts of the emergency services, both were pronounced dead at the scene.
A car crashed at the crime scene, after 12 gunshots were heard by others, a resident said.
Two men died after gunshots were reported in Lambeth, south London, on Sunday evening, the Metropolitan Police said. File Picture
Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon: “I came across the scene when I went to the store so I’m not a direct witness.” I spoke to a few locals who heard and saw some of it.
He added: ‘Shots were heard and a policewoman at the scene told me it was a shooting. 12 shots were heard by the inhabitants, exchanges of fire between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crushed at the scene.
The nature of the injuries to the two deceased men has not been confirmed at this time.
Their relatives have not yet been informed and the police are awaiting official identification, with autopsies expected to take place in due course.
The force said residents would see an increased police presence in the area and were asked to speak to officers if they have any information.
A number of roads in the area are closed and crime scenes are in place.
The force said residents will see an increased police presence in the area and were asked to speak to officers if they have any information.
Helen Hayes, Labor MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said on Twitter: “Horrified to hear that two people have been murdered in a shooting on Railton Road.
“My heart goes out to their loved ones about to hear the worst possible news and to everyone who witnessed this violence in our community.”
“At this stage, there have been no arrests and investigations are continuing,” a force spokesman said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting CAD 6166/30Oct.
Anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.