Shotgun attack leaves 20-year-old man fighting for his life in London as four others are injured 


Shotgun attack leaves 20-year-old man fighting for his life in south London as four others are injured

  • A man in his 20s is fighting for his life after a gunshot attack this morning 
  • Four other men were injured during the disturbance in Wandsworth 
  • The men arrived at two south London hospitals with gunshot and knife injuries 

A man has been left fighting for his life after a shotgun attack in South London last night.

Five men in their 20s have suffered gunshot and knife injuries after a 3.30am attack in Wandsworth.  

It comes after a teenager has died after being stabbed in broad daylight in Tottenham – the seventh person to be knifed in London in just 24-hours.  

In the early hours of Saturday morning five people were left injured following an attack near Wandsworth Road (pictured). One man is left with life-threatening injuries

In the early hours of Saturday morning five people were left injured following an attack near Wandsworth Road (pictured). One man is left with life-threatening injuries

Trident detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and are working closely with their colleagues on the Central South Command Unit.

Detective Sergeant Matt Doohan, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘The investigation into this offence, and what took place, is in its early stages. 

‘This incident has occurred in the very early hours of Saturday morning when members of the public were likely to have been asleep.

On the same day, a teenager died after being stabbed in broad daylight in Tottenham. PICTURED: Police officers guard the crime scene on Orchard Place near Tottenham Hotspur football ground in north London following a fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old

On the same day, a teenager died after being stabbed in broad daylight in Tottenham. PICTURED: Police officers guard the crime scene on Orchard Place near Tottenham Hotspur football ground in north London following a fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old

‘However, we need the support and help of our communities to bring those individuals who are willing to endanger others by using firearms and knives on the streets of London to justice and to help us in preventing further people from being injured in similar circumstances.

‘If you do not wish to speak with police, and to stay completely anonymous, please contact the charity Crimestoppers.’

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

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