Another shooting in Angell Town

A handgun in custody -–photo by Met police.

BY HARRY YEATES  A 23-year-old man was shot yesterday afternoon (Friday 27 May) in Max Roach Park, near the scene of another recent shooting in Angell Town.

His condition was described as stable and not life threatening.

London’s Air Ambulance and Met police firearms officers were called to the scene and  the Trident area crime command has taken over the investigation.  There have been no arrests.

Chief Inspector Roy Smith from Lambeth borough police said: “We are aware of a recent rise in serious violence in the borough and have been working with the local community to provide an effective policing response.

“This includes additional armed officers provided as part of Operation Viper and dedicated (non-armed) foot patrols in and around the area.

“We continue to meet with community members who I know are doing everything they can to support us in preventing further young people being put at risk by this mindless violence.”

Nick Mason, chair of the Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Board, said: “We are committed to working with the police, local communities and partners to stop these incidents from occurring. The local police have our full support.”

Anyone with information of this latest shooting is being encouraged to call police on 101.

The shooting came as local MP Chuka Umunna, in an interview with the Brixton Bugle, called for action to tackle the increase in violent crime among young people in South London and elsewhere.