police investigate south west london fatal stabbing
police investigate south west london fatal stabbing

Breaking News 11 year old and four others shot at in Mitcham

An 11 year old girl and a woman among 4 people injured in a shooting in south West London.

The incident happened in Figges Marsh, Mitcham around 5:40pm.

A large number of males were in a nearby street when shots were fired. None of the injuries are life threatening

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone connected to an incident in which a pellet gun was fired in Mitcham to come forward.

Police were called at 1740hrs on Sunday, 24 March, to reports of shots fired in Figges Marsh open space, off London Road, Mitcham.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service (LAS).

A 30-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were found suffering shotgun pellet injuries. Both were known to each other, but are not related.

They were taken to hospital by LAS for treatment. We understand the woman suffered pellet injuries to her back, and the girl a pellet wound to her leg. Neither is believed to have been seriously injured.

A short time later, police were alerted to two males – both aged in their late teens – who had self-presented at a south London hospital suffering shotgun pellet injuries which are not believed to be serious.

The investigation is being led by detectives from South West CID. There has been no arrest at this stage.

A large group of males had been seen in the area prior to the shots being discharged and enquiries are ongoing to locate these individuals. Detectives are urging anyone in this group who has not yet spoken with police to come forward.

They are also asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101 and quote CAD5607/24March.