Published On: Fri, Aug 5th, 2022

Greenwich shooting: Gunman shot by police in ‘serious incident’ – air ambulance on scene | UK | News

A large deployment of officers, an air ambulance, a motorcycle paramedic and other emergency professionals are at Creek Road, which is currently closed off, in response to reports of a shooting. Scotland Yard said: “Firearms officers attended the scene. The man was located. A police firearm was discharged and the man sustained a gunshot injury.” They have urged residents to avoid the area.

Scotland Yard added: “At 14:31hrs on Friday, August 5, police received multiple 999 reports of a man with a firearm in Creek Road.

“London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance also attended.”

They said of the man targeted by armed officers: “He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition.

“No other injuries have been reported.”

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It comes after a Twitter user reported having heard “gunshots”, while another said “there has been a shooting right in front of where I am visiting in Greenwich”. According to a third, a member of the public was rescued by an air ambulance.

Greenwich West Police said: “Serious incident on Creek Road between Greenwich Town Centre and Deptford. Road closed. Please avoid the area.”

Eyewitness Clare Thomas told “We were passing in traffic on Creek Bridge and saw a gunman. 

“The hand he held the gun in — the left hand — was wrapped in duct tape.

“We made a call reporting this.”

London Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to reports of a shooting and a man had required further attention after being treated at the site of the incident.

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 2:42pm today (5 August) to reports of a shooting in Creek Road, Greenwich.

“We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a motorcycle paramedic, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer, and we also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

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

While a large police cordon remains in place on Creek Road, officers at the scene have said it does not seem as if there was a threat to people.

A police spokesperson said: “The investigation is in its early stages.

“At present, there does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the wider public.”

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