Clapham shooting live: latest updates as police hunt for shooters, with three injured

1 March 2024, 19:05 | Updated: 1 March 2024, 19:27

Police at the scene of a shooting in Clapham
Police at the scene of a shooting in Clapham. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

Police are hunting for moped-riding shooters who opened fire in Clapham late on Friday afternoon, with three people injured.

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Officers said two people were injured by shotgun pellets, while the other one was hurt by the moped itself.

The victims were taken to hospital, and none of them are thought to have life-threatening injuries.

The attack took place on Clapham Common South Side at 4.55pm.

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With police still searching for the two suspects who fled the scene, that's all the updates for this evening. 

Everything we know so far

Three people have been injured following the incident in Clapham.

Two sustained injuries from what is believed to be a shotgun, the third was injured by a moped. 

At present, none are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. 

Police are still searching for two individuals who fled the scene after they crashed the scooter. 

New images show shattered window at the scene

Eyewitness says he saw victim being hit by moped

“I heard a loud rev and saw a moped travelling down the road," Robert Stu said.

“ A man was crossing the road at the crossing and the moped smashed into him It him straight in his leg and it looked like it broke his leg or shin," the Telegraph reported him as saying.

“But the guy had to get up and limp off the road because traffic was coming.”

Images from the scene

Summary of the story so far:

Aftermath of the shooting

Forensics officers were seen working in and around the Belle Vue pub 

A moped could be seen left on the pavement on Clapham Common South Side. 

Local MP comments on the shooting

Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy said: "Very concerned to hear reports of a shooting in Clapham Common this evening. 

Clapham Park Road and much of the surrounding area is currently closed off with buses on diversion. 

" I will share further updates when I get them."

Local's account of the shooting

A local barber said he was left "shocked" after hearing the shooting. 

The man, who gave his name as Kaka, 34, who works in Chop Barbers, told PA: "I was in the shop just before 5 and I heard a gunshot up the road.

 "We were all shocked because it was so close, the police were everywhere afterwards."

What have police said?

Police said in a statement:An investigation has been launched following a firearms incident in south London.

At 16:55hrs on Friday, 1 March police were in pursuit of a moped that had failed to stop in the Clapham area.

A firearm, believed to be a shotgun, was discharged from the moped in the vicinity of Clapham Common South Side.

Two people sustained shotgun pellet injuries.

A third person was injured by the moped.

The suspects fled the scene.

London Ambulance Service paramedics have taken the injured people to hospital.

While we await formal assessments, at this stage we don't believe any of those injured to be in a life-threatening condition.

A crime scene is in place and urgent enquiries to trace the moped are ongoing. There have been no arrests at this stage.

Firearms officers are searching the area.

Anyone who saw the moped, or captured the incident on dash cam, should call 101 ref CAD 5008/1 Mar.

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