Two injured in Strathleven Road shooting Brixton

Strathleven Road remains closed after the incident
Strathleven Road remains closed after the incident

A man and a woman have been injured in a shooting at a house in Strathleven Road, Brixton this morning.

Witnesses say they saw police arrest one man after the incident, as the police helicopter hovered above.

Strathleven Road remains closed as forensic officers scour the scene for evidence.

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Forensics officers at the scene

One neighbour told Brixton Blog: “The first we knew was when police arrived and ran past our front door. Then we saw them arrest a white guy in the middle of the road.”

A police spokesman said they were called at 9.50am: “An armed response unit was sent to the scene. London Ambulance Service were also called to the scene. One man and one woman were injured. They have been taken to a south London hospital.

“Their conditions are unknown but they are not thought to be life threatening.

“A short time later, armed officers forced entry to the suspect’s property in Strathleven Road and restrained a man. He was unarmed. A firearm has since been recovered from the address.

“The man was arrested and has been taken to south London police station where he remains in custody. Inquires continue.”

The London air Ambulance landed nearby at 10.15am this morning.

Another neighbour said: “The Air Ambulance was there for about 20 minutes, and then the police helicopter arrived.”

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