Screams heard after teenage girl shot in the arm in Lewisham

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Lucas Street  (Google Maps)
Lucas Street (Google Maps)

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after being shot in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Armed police swooped on the scene after paramedics found the victim, aged in her late teens, suffering a gunshot injury to her arm.

Residents told MyLondon that they heard around five shots and the victim screaming at 3am in Lucas Street close to Friendly Gardens and a row of shops.

Police said that her injuries were not life-changing.

A Scotland Yard spokesmansaid: “Police were called by LAS at 03:11hrs on Saturday, 23 April to Lucas Street SE14 following reports of a shooting. Specialist firearms officers were among those who responded.

“Following a search a woman, aged in her late teens, was found with a gunshot injury to her arm in Lewisham Way.

“She was taken to hospital; her condition is not life-threatening or life-changing.

“A number of crime scenes are in place. A number of bullet casings have been recovered and sent for specialist analysis. At this early stage there have been no arrests.”

Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 ref CAD 942/23 Apr.

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