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Tooting shooting live: Updates as police rush to leisure centre after man in 30s shot

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A man in his 30s was shot in the leg and rushed to hospital in South London.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Garratt Lane, Tooting, after first being called shortly before 1pm today (Monday, September 27).

Witnesses reported hearing “loud bangs” they originally thought was a car backfiring. They then said police stormed the scene near The Gym and cordoned off the road.

A man was found suffering from gunshot injuries and he was taken to a South London hospital where police have said his condition is not life-threatening.

Police were seen going door-to-door speaking to residents, with police dogs also at the scene.

One witness who did not want to be named told My London: “I just want to get the hell out of here if I’m honest, I’m done (with London).”

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22:12Ella Bennett

“I just want to get the hell out of here if I’m honest,” says local resident

A local resident who witnessed the incident has told My London of her desire to leave the area.

The woman, who did not want to be named, was at the scene when the man in his 30s was shot in the leg.

She said: “I worry for my son. I can’t believe this has happened in Tooting.

“I just want to get the hell out of here if I’m honest. I’m done.

“When it’s literally on your doorstep it’s like a sign telling you to go.”

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21:31Ella Bennett

Police reveal victim in his 30s was shot in the leg in new statement

The police have released a new statement regarding the shooting in Tooting this afternoon.

The statement reads: “Police were called at 12:59hrs on Monday, 27 September to reports of a shooting in Garrett Lane, Tooting.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man in his 30s with a gunshot injury to his leg. He was taken to a south London hospital where his condition was assessed as non-life-threatening.

“Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 3512/27Sep. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

18:54Charlie Lawrence-Jones

‘I’m done with London’

An witness who didn’t want to be named said: “It was very very quick.

“I would say young because the guy who got shot looked like he was in his later twenties early thirties

“I just want to get the hell out of here if I’m honest I’m done (out of London).

“When it’s literally on your doorstep it’s like a sign telling you to go.”

Picture shows a shell casing on the road (Image: Rebecca Chapman)

18:06Charlie Lawrence-Jones

‘I said have you been shot, he said yeah in my leg’

A witness, who wishes to remain anonymous said: “I worry for my son.

“I can’t believe this has happened in Tooting.

“I saw a guy in black:.. he came out the side road.

“I believe it was targeted. I was walking and I heard the first bang and obviously everyone was like huh. I thought it was a car as you do and then someone said it was a gun.

“There was three guys, the main guy the shooter that’s stepped forward and put his arm out and went to shoot another guy.

“I didn’t see the other guy until he was on the floor and a passerby was helping him.

“I said have you been shot, he said yeah in my leg”

17:25Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Witness reported seeing a moped speed off

One witness said: “I heard gun shots prior to and then someone sped off on a moped.”

17:10Charlie Lawrence-Jones

‘I heard one big bang’

Residents have been telling MyLondon the moment the shooting happened.

One local resident said: “I heard one big bang and thought something had blown over”.

16:48Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Forensics are on the scene

Forensic officers are on the scene continuing investigations in to the earlier shooting.

1 PHOTO 2021 09 27 16 31 12Forensics at the scene (Image: MyLondon )

16:18Charlie Lawrence-Jones

MyLondon reporter is at the scene

With incidents of extreme violence in the capital, on the ground reporting is essential for concerned local residents to understand what’s happened in their neighbourhood.

MyLondon reporter Ella Bennet is at the scene.

0 PHOTO 2021 09 27 16 01 28The scene remains on Garratt Lane (Image: MyLondon)

15:47Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Police going door to door in the area

Officers remain on the scene speaking to residents. They were seen going door to door during investigations.

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15:02Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Garratt Lane like a ‘ghost town’

A resident, who lives by the scene, said: “Heard lots of car backfiring, or what I thought. Next thing I know ambulance and police here downstairs near The Gym in Tooting.

“I knew it, it definitely sounded like gunshots. Now police cordoning off area in Garratt Lane.”

They continued: “Garratt Lane like a ghost town now.”

Sniffer dogs were used by police (Image: Suswati Basu)

14:58Charlie Lawrence-Jones

Where it happened

14:57Charlie Lawrence-Jones

What we know so far

  • A man has been rushed to hospital after being shot in South London
  • Police have cordoned off Garratt Lane in Tooting following the incident
  • The man’s injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening
  • Residents reported hearing loud bangs, at first mistaking them for a car back firing

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