Teenage girl is shot in South East London as armed police arrive

Teenage girl is shot in South East London as armed police arrive

  • Police have launched an investigation after a teenage girl is shot in Lewisham
  • Armed officers found woman with gunshot wound on Lucas Street at 3 a.m
  • She has been taken to hospital and is not in a life-threatening condition

Police have launched an investigation after a teenage girl was shot in south-east London in the early morning hours.

Armed police rushed to the scene on Lucas Street in Lewisham around 3am today where they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service and is not in a life-threatening or life-changing condition.

The Metropolitan Police said there are a number of crime scenes and no arrests have been made ‘at this early stage’.

Residents claimed to have “shouted” at a woman and heard “five gunshots” nearby around 3 a.m.

Police and forensic officers in Lewisham, South East London, 23 April 2022

A forensic officer takes a photo in Lewisham, South East London, April 23, 2022

Officers received a report around 3 a.m. of a shooting in Lucasstraat.  Armed police found a woman with a gunshot wound on Lewisham Way.  Detectives now look for evidence in a black Mercedes parked outside Pizza Hut at the intersection

Officers received a report around 3 a.m. of a shooting in Lucasstraat. Armed police found a woman with a gunshot wound on Lewisham Way. Detectives now look for evidence in a black Mercedes parked outside Pizza Hut at the intersection

Forensics are at the scene of the shooting, searching for evidence in a black Mercedes that was left inside the police cordon.

The black Mercedes is outside Pizza Hut, at the intersection of Lewisham Way and Lucas Street.

A resident told MyLondon: ‘I came home from work early in the morning, around 3am. I heard gunshots and yelling and screaming.

“I looked out the window and saw people running and screaming. It was about five gunshots I heard.’

Another resident, photographer Ryan Whitaker, said: ‘I was woken up by the shooting as I live on one of the roads next to Lewisham Way. I was sleeping and it woke me up.

A forensic officer with a camera on a tripod in Lewisham, April 23, 2022

A forensic officer with a camera on a tripod in Lewisham, April 23, 2022

“About five shots were fired, then a girl let out a loud scream.”

A police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 03:11 AM on Saturday, April 23 from LAS to SE14 Lucas Street following reports of a shooting. Among those who responded were specialized firearms officers.

‘After a search of the house in Lewisham Way, a woman in her late teens was found with a gunshot wound to her arm.

She was taken to hospital; her condition is not life-threatening or life-altering.

‘There are a number of crime scenes. A number of bullet casings were recovered and sent for specialist research. There have been no arrests at this early stage.”

Investigations are underway. Anyone with information should call 101 ref CAD 942/23 Apr.

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