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London shooting: Woman in her 20s rushed to hospital after being shot in Peckham

A WOMAN is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in London.

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Southwark: Police and paramedics respond to Peckham incident

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The Metropolitan Police said the woman, who is thought to be in her 20s, was found after officers were called to reports of gunshots in Consort Road in Peckham, south-east London, shortly before 3am. Police, including firearms officers, and London Ambulance Service attended the scene in Southwark.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) are leading the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said: “We are all hoping that this young woman’s condition improves.

“Our investigation is in its early stages and urgent inquiries are underway to establish the circumstances.

“I would appeal to the residents of Consort Road and the surrounding area to check any doorbell or dashcam footage for any suspicious activity that may relate to this investigation.”

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The incident occurred at 3am this morning (Image: Express Newspapers )

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The Met Police have launched an investigation (Image: Getty)

A force spokesman said there is a significant police presence in the area and a number of roads are closed.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1172/23May.

To remain anonymous, people should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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The incident occurred in Peckham (Image: PA)

The incident is thought to be the second in the area in 24 hours after a man suffered “life-changing injuries” after being shot in Croydon. 

Police were called to a South London Hospital after a 42-year-old man presented with a gunshot injury on Friday. 

Officers attended and were told he had been shot by two men in South End, close to the Skylark Wetherspoons pub, at around 2.50am on Friday, May 21. 

A crime scene was immediately established, but no arrests have been made at this stage.

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A separate incident which took place in Croydon (Image: My London/Reach Plc)

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “A 42-year-old man remains in hospital and is being treated for injuries that are reported to be life-changing.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

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