Riot police flood streets after cops hampered while helping ‘gunshot’ victim

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Officers from the Met Police were reportedly "approached by a large group" and had "objects thrown" at them while dealing with an emergency incident in Brixton, Lambeth.

Police were called by ambulance crews to Moorland Road area after a man in his 20s was believed to have suffered gunshot injuries and stab wounds.

Witnesses reported seeing large numbers of armed police with shield and helmets in the chaotic atmosphere.

According to one person on social media who recorded footage of the police operation the victim was shot on the Loughborough Estate.

The Met Police released a statement saying they were called to the incident 9:37pm before they were reportedly hampered in their duties by a large crowd.

A journalist who lives in the area estimated that there were as many as 35 police vehicles in the area.

She wrote on Twitter: "This is right outside my flat. Never seen so many police cars/vans (est. 35). Heard police one person shot, and from young people in the area four shot, one in the head, with a shotgun.

"Hope police presence doesn’t escalate matters. #Brixton #Shooting"

In a statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:37hrs on Wednesday, 2 June to reports of an injured man on Moorland Road, SW9.

“Officers, including firearms officers, and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

“A man, aged in his mid-20s, was found suffering what are believed to be gunshot injuries and stab wounds. He was taken by the LAS to a south London hospital; we await an update on his condition.

"Whilst at the scene, officers were approached by a large group of people and objects were thrown towards them.

"A crime scene is in place and officers remain in the area."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7951/02Jun.

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