Mitcham shooting: Girl, 11, among four injured after youth opens fire with pellet gun in park

Patrick Grafton-Green

Four people, including an 11-year-old girl, have been injured in a pellet gun attack in a park in south-west London.

A 30-year-old woman was also hurt in the incident in Mitcham on Sunday afternoon.

A fight reportedly broke out between a group of men who had gathered in the park.

Police said the child suffered a wound to her leg while the woman, who was known to the youngster although the pair are not related, suffered injuries to her back.

Both were taken to hospital but neither is believed to have been seriously hurt.

A witness told the Sun: “A fight broke out between the guys. One of them ran away and came back with a long gun and started firing.

“A lady got shot three times and her daughter got shot in the leg by the pellets.

“We all got down on the ground to not get hit by the shots. It was a big gun but the bullets were pellets. He was running around with it.”

Two men, aged in their late teens, are also believed to have been hurt during the incident.

They went to a nearby hospital suffering shotgun pellet injuries which are not thought to be serious.

Police were called to the scene in Figges Marsh at 5.40pm.

A large group of men were seen in the area before the incident and police are trying to trace them, Scotland Yard said.

The force added in a statement: "Detectives are urging anyone in this group who has not yet spoken with police to come forward."

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call 101 and quote incident number CAD5607/24March.