Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Brixton shooting

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Brixton shooting
20th May 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a triple shooting in Brixton. 

Gun shots were fired into a large crowd of people in the Tulse Hill Estate at about 9pm on Saturday leaving three men, two aged 19 and one aged 20, injured. 

Police officer from the Trident Gang Crime Command believe a fight took place between two groups before the shots were fired. 

The victims were taken to a south London hospital by ambulance for treatment for gun shot wounds. All three are in a stable condition.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the fight or a car - either a Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus - speeding away from the scene.

Police are keeping an ‘open mind’ into whether this is gang related.

Detective Inspector Danny Gosling, of the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "When the shooting happened, lots of people would have been outside enjoying the good weather and may have witnessed something.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious before and after the shooting. 

“I’m keen to speak with anyone who may have seen either a Ford Focus or Ford Fiesta speeding away from the area of Leander Road or the Tulse Hill Estate at around 2100hrs on Saturday night. 

"I have no doubt that this could have resulted in graver injuries as the shots were fired in the direction of the group.

"I would like to reassure the public and residents in the area that we are doing all we can to find those responsible for this incident and bring them to justice."

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday and is in custody at a south London police station.

Call 0800 555 111 or 0208 247 4553 with information.


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