GUN CITY: Screams after shots fired as teenage girl is shot in the early hours in Lewisham


GUNSHOTS followed by a scream were heard as a teenage girl was shot in the early hours of yesterday.

Armed police were called to the scene in Lewisham, south east London, at around 3am on Saturday.

They found a woman suffering from a gunshot injury to an arm before she was taken to hospital by the ambulance.

Residents in the area claimed they heard a woman's screams and five gun shots.

One local told MyLondon: "I came home from work early hours in the morning, about 3am. I heard gunshots and shouting and screaming.

"I looked out the window and saw people running and shouting. It was about five gun shots I heard."

Photographer Ryan Whitaker, said: "I was woken up by the shooting, as I live on one of the roads adjacent to Lewisham Way. I was asleep and it woke me up.

"There were about five rounds fired off, then a girl let out a loud scream."

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 3:11am to Lucas Street, SE14, following reports of a shooting. Specialist firearms officers were among those who responded.

"Following a search a woman, aged in her late teens, was found with a gunshot injury to her arm in Lewisham Way.

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

"A number of crime scenes are in place. A number of bullet casings have been recovered and sent for specialist analysis. At this early stage there have been no arrests."

Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 ref CAD 942/23 Apr.

Forensic officers have set up cones marked 1-16 at some of the sites they are searching for evidence. There are multiple sites for them to process, including a black Mercedes parked on a corner on Lewisham Way. All surrounding vehicles have been removed from the cordoned area.

Forensic officers have set up cones marked 1-16 at some of the sites where they are collecting evidence, including a black Mercedes parked within the cordon area.