Bloodbath in Brixton as two men are shot dead in drive-by killing in residential street

30 October 2022, 23:01 | Updated: 31 October 2022, 10:45

The scene on Railton Road
The scene on Railton Road. Picture: Sebastian Morrison
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By Kit Heren

Two men have been shot dead in a drive-by killing on a residential street in Brixton, south London.

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The shootout, which took place on Railton Road on Sunday night, involved a gunman on a moped and a moving vehicle.

No arrests have so far been made in connection with the shooting, which took place at 7.50pm on the quiet, residential street.

Brixton resident Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon: "Shots were heard and a policewoman at scene told me it was a shooting. 12 shots were heard by locals, fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crashed at the scene."

He added there were "lots of witnesses", given the street was busy at the time.

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Railton Road, near where the shooting happened
Railton Road, near where the shooting happened. Picture: Google Street View

Police officers, firearm officers, paramedics and an air ambulance were all called, with CPR being performed on one victim according to eye-witnesses, before the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remained closed overnight, with a heavy police presence remaining in the area.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Officers, including firearms officers, are in attendance along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

"Two men were found injured at the location. Despite the efforts of emergency services, they were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are awaiting formal identification of the victims, with post-mortems set to be held in due course.

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"The nature of their injuries has not been confirmed at this time. Their next of kin are yet to be informed...

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"A number of roads in the area are closed and crime scenes are in place. Local residents will see an enhanced police presence in the area and are advised to speak with officers if they have any information.

"At this stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.