Murder enquiry launched after double shooting on Southwell Road, Camberwell

Forensics officers carrying out investigations in Southwell Road on Sunday
Forensics officers carrying out investigations in Southwell Road on Sunday. Picture by Charlotte Mehiet

By Anthony Cuthbertson

A murder inquiry is underway following the death of a 23-year-old man, shot in the head in the early hours of this morning during a party in Southwell Road, Loughborough Junction.

Police and ambulance services were called to the first floor flat just before 5am this morning after receiving reports of a man with gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital but died several hours later.

Another man presented himself at a hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle. Police are linking the two victims to the incident on Southwell Road.

Local residents reported hearing three gun shots fired at some time between 4am and 5am.

A trail of blood could be seen on Sunday morning on the road and pavement.

Southwell Road was closed on Sunday after the shooting at a party in a first floor flat. Picture by Charlotte Mahiet

Southwell Road is currently closed while detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command investigate.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police has said that so far no arrests have been made. He added: “There was a party at the first floor flat in Southwell Road at the time of the shooting, and officers need to speak with anyone who was at that party or who has information about the shootings.”

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Investigations continue, no-one has been arrested. Picture by Charlotte Mahiet
Police vans on Sunday in Southwell Road. Picture by Charlotte Mahiet