Met Police open fire and shoot man ‘carrying a gun’ before evacuating roads in south-east London

Met Police open fireplace and shoot man ‘carrying a gun’ earlier than evacuating roads in south-east London

  • Officers responded to reviews of man with firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich
  • Man was shot by police through the incident and has been taken to hospital 
  • Police say they don’t imagine the incident is terror associated 

The police have shot a person believed to be carrying a gun earlier than evacuating roads in south-east London.  

Officers responded to a number of 999 reviews of a person with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at simply after 2.30pm on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police mentioned: ‘Firearms officers attended the scene. The man was situated. A police firearm was discharged and the person sustained a gunshot harm.

Gemma Daly, 31, from Whitstable, however staying in Greenwich, mentioned she heard some shouting after which ‘an enormous bang’ which she believes was a gunshot.

She mentioned she heard police sirens immediately, including that the emergency providers then began arriving.

Officers responded to multiple 999 reports of a man with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at just after 2.30pm today. Pictured: Officers at the scene

Officers responded to a number of 999 reviews of a person with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at simply after 2.30pm at this time. Pictured: Officers on the scene

The Metropolitan Police said: 'Firearms officers attended the scene. The man was located. A police firearm was discharged and the man sustained a gunshot injury'

Pictured: Officers at the scene

The Metropolitan Police mentioned: ‘Firearms officers attended the scene. The man was situated. A police firearm was discharged and the person sustained a gunshot harm’

‘Police had been attending to a person on the facet of the bridge,’ she mentioned, including that he was ‘clearly injured’.

‘They eliminated his clothes’, she mentioned, describing how ‘lots of people’ had been engaged on the person earlier than he was placed on a stretcher.

Ms Daly mentioned police ‘began to go round’ a silver automotive, which was nonetheless on the bridge.

Pictures of the scene confirmed emergency automobiles, together with police automobiles and an ambulance, stopped in the midst of the highway.

Greenwich MPS tweeted: ‘We are responding to a critical incident in Greenwich. Armed officers are on the scene. We will present additional updates once we can.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson mentioned: ‘We despatched quite a lot of assets together with an ambulance crew, a sophisticated paramedic, a motorbike paramedic, a medic in a quick response automotive and an incident response officer, and we additionally dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

The spokesman added: 'London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance also attended. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition'

The spokesman added: ‘London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance additionally attended. He was handled on the scene earlier than being taken to hospital. We await an replace on his situation’ 

‘We handled a person on the scene and took him as a precedence to a significant trauma centre.’

A spokesperson for London’s Air Ambulance mentioned: ‘Our superior trauma staff was dispatched through plane by London Ambulance Service at 1447 at this time to reviews of a taking pictures within the Greenwich space.

‘After therapy on scene the affected person was transferred by highway to a significant trauma hospital accompanied by London’s Air Ambulance.’

The Directorate of Professional Standards has been knowledgeable.

Police say they don’t imagine the incident is terror associated or that there’s an ongoing risk to the broader public.

Pictured: Police and paramedics on the scene

Pictured: Police and paramedics on the scene 

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