BY HARRY YEATES TWO MEN were shot on Marcella Road in Brixton’s Angell Town housing estate this evening (12 May) at around 7.10pm, according to a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police.
One man in his twenties is believed to be in a critical condition and was airlifted to hospital, another man (age unknown) has suffered minor injuries.
Marcella Road was the scene of another shooting last year.
The scene of the shooting was cordoned off and no arrests have been made. Police investigations are ongoing.
Reported instances of gun crime in Lambeth are down. According to Metropolitan Police, between March 2014-2015 there were 94 reported cases, compared to 84 over the same period between 2015-2016.
But “Violence against the person” is up 112.1% in that time and the Coldharbour Ward — to which Angell Town belongs — has seen its reported instances nearly double.
This latest shooting will be a set-back for the efforts of local people to rebuild the reputation of the estate after a series of articles in The Evening Standard last year.
Police are also investigating reports of a shot being fired in Dalberg Road, Brixton, earlier this week.