Police firearms incident as man shot in London

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Armed officers were dispatched to the scene of a “serious incident”, where a police shotgun was discharged and a man was shot.

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Scotland Yard said police received several 999 reports of a man holding a gun at Creek Road, Greenwich, at 2.31 pm on Friday.

Police said firearms officers arrived at the scene and the man was traced.

The Met said a police firearm was discharged and the man was wounded by gunshot wounds.

Police Activity on Creek Road, Greenwich (Christopher OO/PA)

Police said there was no danger to the wider public and no other injuries were reported.

Gemma Daly, 31, of Whitstable, but living in Greenwich, said she heard some screaming and then “a big bang” that she believed was a gunshot.

She said she immediately heard police sirens, adding that emergency services began to arrive again.

“Police were looking after a man on the side of the bridge,” she said, adding that he was “obviously injured”.

“They took off his clothes”, she said, explaining how “a lot of people” were working on the man before he was put on a stretcher.

Ms Daly said police began to “move around” a silver car that was still on the bridge.

Photos from the scene showed emergency vehicles, including police cars and an ambulance, stalled in the middle of the road.

Greenwich MPS tweeted: “We are responding to a serious incident in #Greenwich.

“Armed officers are at the scene.

“We’ll provide more updates when we can.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent many resources including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a motorized paramedic, a medic in a rapid response car and an incident response officer, and we also sent medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma center as a priority.”

A spokesman for London’s Air Ambulance said: “Our Advanced Trauma Team was dispatched by the London Ambulance Service today to report of a shooting in the Greenwich area at 1447.

“After on-the-spot treatment the patient was transferred by road to a major trauma hospital with London’s Air Ambulance.”

Police said the Directorate of Occupational Standards has been informed.

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