Double shooting sparks emergency search powers


Two men have been shot in south east London, with one in a critical condition, prompting police to impose emergency stop and search powers in the area.

Officers were called to the double shooting in Wodehouse Avenue, Peckham, just before 8pm on Saturday.

Metropolitan Police said the men – believed to be in their 20s – were taken to hospital, where one remains critical.

The other man’s injuries are not thought to be serious, the force added.

Armed officers were sent to the scene and an air ambulance landed at a playground nearby, while a car was pictured at the scene with a shattered driver’s window.

Someone being treated at the scene of the Peckham incident
Image: Police were called out just before 8pm
A large crowd gathered outside the cordon in Peckham
Image: A crowd gathered near the scene on Wodehouse Avenue

A section 60 order, which temporarily allows police to stop and search people without having reasonable grounds, was put in place in the area until 7am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Greenwich, a man believed to be in his 40s was found with multiple stab injuries in Claremont Street shortly before 6.50pm and taken to a south London hospital.

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Video: Air ambulance leaves scene of Peckham shooting

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

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The incidents are the latest gun and knife incidents in the capital and come as detectives charged a man with the murder of a 28-year-old woman in Brent, north west London.

Residents in Croydon have also spoken of their fears after a man was filmed attacking a motorist with a 15-inch knife.

From – SkyNews


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