Lewisham shooting: Teenage girl shot in South London as armed police rush to scene

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a teenage girl was shot in the early hours of the morning. 

Armed police rushed to the scene on Lucas Street, Lewisham, South East London, at 3am this morning. 


Officers found a woman, aged in her late teens, suffering from a gunshot injury to her arm on Lewisham Way. 

She was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service, and is not in a life-threatening or life-changing decision. 

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “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. 

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“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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