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Three people injured in ‘shooting’ in south London, emergency services say

Three people have been injured, following reports of a shooting incident in south London, the London Ambulance Service has said.

Emergency crews were called to reports of a shooting incident in Clapham Common South Side at around 5pm on Friday, the service said.

In a statement, it added: “We sent a number of resources including ambulance crews, operational managers, advanced paramedics and London’s air ambulance.

“We treated three people at the scene and took two to a London major trauma centre and one to hospital.”

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement on its website: “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.

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“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.”

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