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.
— Dan Smith (@DanSmithNews) February 2, 2020
“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.
#INCIDENT A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham. At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related. Please follow @metpoliceuk for updates
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020
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.
All gone off in Streathem apparently. Cops have shot someone.
— Timboandthejetset (@baldyspeccy) February 2, 2020
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.”