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Sunday 21st September 2014
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Three Injured After Shots FIred Into Large Crowd

Tuesday 20th May 2014

A man has been arrested after three people were injured when shots were fired into a large crowd in south London.

Leander Road

Two 19 year old men and another aged 20 were taken to hospital after the shooting in Tulse Hill on Saturday night.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called at around 9pm last night to reports of shots being fired.

The men are all in a stable condition.

It is believed an altercation took place between two groups before the incident. Officers say they are keeping an open mind as to whether the shooting was gang-related.

Police are appealing to witnesses to come forward with information or anyone who may have seen the lead up to the shooting.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen an argument taking place between the two groups and a car - either a Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus - speeding away from the scene.

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 would appeal to those people to contact us immediately as they may hold key information.

"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 has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 247 4553 or Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.

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