Photographs from Lewisham show officers at work at a crime scene where a teenage girl was shot in the early hours of Saturday morning. A police cordon is in place in the South East London area after the girl was hit in the arm. The photographs show forensics and a large police presence at the scene, while a large area is closed off to the public.
Police were called to Lucas Street at 3.11am by the London Ambulance Service following reports of a shooting. A woman in her late teens was found with a gunshot injury to her arm in Lewisham Way, and she was rushed to hospital.
The woman is currently in a good condition, and her injuries aren’t life-threatening or life-changing, according to the Met Police. No arrests have currently been made, but forensic and Trident officers remain on the scene collecting evidence.
READ MORE: Lewisham residents heard ‘five gunshots and screaming’ as teenage girl was hit
This afternoon the crime scene was extended to cover a larger area and now extends to the next junction and onto a grassy area. The Pulsar team are using rakes to trawl through grass and flower beds for any evidence.
The photos from the scene show that the police appear to have cleared the entire stretch of road of all other vehicles, leaving just a Mercedes behind. Forensic officers have been seen taking photos of the empty car from multiple angles. Multiple bullet casings have already been recovered from the scene and were sent for specialist analysis.
A local has described the terrifying scene in Lewisham last night. The resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, 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.”
Another resident said he heard ‘about five’ shots fired followed by a scream. Ryan Whitaker, 36, who works as a photographer and artist, 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.”
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