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Armed officers attend scene after shots heard in Brixton – two men killed

Two men have died following a “shooting” in Brixton. Armed officers attended the scene, as well as London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

The men were found with injuries but were pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of emergency services.

Railton Road in Brixton has been cordoned where residents heard 12 shots fired between “a pair on a moped and people in a car,” according to MyLondon.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “[Police] were called at about 19:50hrs on Sunday, 30 October to reports of gunshots heard on Railton Road, SE24. Officers, including firearms officers, are in attendance along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

“Two men were found injured at the location. Despite the efforts of emergency services, they were both pronounced dead at the scene. The nature of their injuries has not been confirmed at this time.

“Their next of kin are yet to be informed and we await formal identification. Post-mortem examinations will be held in due course. A number of roads in the area are closed and crime scenes are in place.

“Local residents will see an enhanced police presence in the area and are advised to speak with officers if they have any information. At this stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

“Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Local resident Sebastian Morrison told MyLondon that a policewoman at the scene told him that it was a “shooting”.

He said: “I came across the scene when I went to the shop so I’m not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.”

“Shots were heard and a policewoman at scene told me it was a shooting. 12 shots were heard by locals, fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crashed at the scene,” he added.

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