GUN CITY: Suspected shots fired towards police vehicle as it pursued 'stolen car' in early hours


SUSPECTS in a suspected stolen car are believed to have fired a gun towards a police vehicle pursuing them. It happened as officers pursued the Grey Kia Niro estate in Streatham at 3.32am this morning (July 5). A Met Police spokesman said: "An investigation is ongoing after a suspected firearms discharge at a police car during a pursuit in south London. "At 03:32hrs on Tuesday, July 5, officers were in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle when two suspected gunshots were fired. "The police car stopped on Copley Park, junction with Streatham Common South. The suspects made off on Streatham Common South. "There were two officers in the vehicle, neither of whom were hurt. The police vehicle did not sustain any damage."The investigation is led by Trident officers from the Specialist Crime unit. A crime scene is in place and CCTV and forensic examinations are ongoing. Police are working to trace a Grey Kia Niro Estate – VRM EK19PPX - and ask anyone who sees it to call 101 ref CAD 861/5 July. They are also keen to hear from anyone who lives or may have been driving in the area and may have captured doorbell or dash cam footage of the vehicle. Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, head of policing for Southwark and Lambeth, said: "Such an incident is a prime example of the danger officers put themselves in every day in order to keep Londoners safe. "We are incredibly relieved that they did not suffer any injuries and are now looking to ensure they receive appropriate welfare and support following this incident. "I know the public will be shocked to hear of this incident. Our specialist detectives are following a number of leads; if you have information that can support them, I ask you to contact us immediately." Information can be given via 101 or tweeting @MetCC ref CAD 861/5 July. Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.