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Breaking News: Streatham shooting – Man shot by police after stabbings in London

London's Metropolitan Police Service on Sunday said a man was shot by officers in a southern district.

Streatham shooting – Metropolitan Police has shot a man in Stretham on Sunday afternoon, following a “terrorist-related” incident in south London. Several people have been stabbed and the man was shot dead in London – which police have described as a terrorist-related incident.

“At this stage, it is believed a number of people have been stabbed,” said the police at Streatham shooting. “The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”

“The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”

Social media images show a large police presence at the scene, with ambulance and police crews in the area.

Around a dozen armed police are thought to be at the scene and witnesses said two people were being treated for injuries. 

Other images show a police officer holding a gun and examining a backpack.

Witnesses on social media have said they heard three gunshots fired just after 14:00 BST on Sunday and people were being treated by doctors in a local London hospital.

Emergency services, including paramedics, are in attendance. Police urged people to avoid the area as they deal with the incident.

London Ambulance Service said: “We have a number of resources attending an incident in Streatham High Road.”

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