A police investigation has been launched after a man was found with stab wounds and shotgun pellet injuries as London‘s ‘pandemic of violence’ continued last night.
Officers were called to Ridgway Road, south London, following reports of shots being fired at about 1.30am.
They and a team from the London Ambulance Service found a 32-year-old with potentially life-threatening stab wounds and pellet injuries to his legs.
Armed police were seen on the streets following the latest incident in which a man was stabbed and suffered shotgun pellet wounds
He was taken to hospital to be assessed.
Overnight three other males and two females also went to hospital with shotgun pellet injuries.
A spokesman for Metropolitan Police said: ‘Detectives are investigating an incident in Brixton which left one man with stab wounds and five other people with shotgun pellet injuries.
‘At 01:27hrs on Sunday, 13 June, officers were called to a disturbance and reports of shots fired in Ridgway Road, SW9.
‘A 32-year-old man suffering stab injuries. He has been taken to hospital where his condition has been assessed as potentially life-threatening. The victim had also sustained shotgun pellet injuries to his legs.
‘Three other males and two females also attended hospital with shotgun pellet injuries, primarily to their legs. None is in a life-threatening condition. Four of these five self-presented at hospital, and a fifth was taken to hospital by LAS from a location elsewhere in Lambeth at around 03:40hrs.
‘Enquiries are under way to establish the circumstances. There has been no arrest at this early stage.’
The incident came a day after 15-year-old Jalan Woods-Bell was stabbed multiple times just after 8.30am on Friday and died at the scene just yards from the Global Academy secondary school.
Police have started an investigation into the incident overnight as the victim is said to have potentially life-threatening injuries
A masked police officer directs team members towards the scene of the incident in Brixton
Another 15-year-old was charged with murder and appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
John Jackson, a pastor in Wolverhampton who is a friend of the young victim’s family, told The Times: ‘We have a pandemic of violence that is not being treated like a pandemic.
‘As long as it stays in inner cities and urban areas then it is not being seen as a problem that needs to be tackled.
‘There is a feeling the victims are not actually being seen as victims but have done something to deserve it.’
Last night officers were also called to reports of people fighting with bottles near the Sir Robert Peel Pub in Camden.
A police spokesman said: ‘A 24yo man attended hospital suffering puncture wounds to his arm, believed to be caused by a knife. His injuries are not believed to be serious.
Officers were seen outside the Sir Robert Peel pub in Camden on Saturday night
‘A woman, aged in her 30s, also went to hospital with minor injuries. There has been no arrest. Witnesses or anyone with info pls call 101.’
Also on Saturday officers on patrol near the London Eye were approached by a group of people who started throwing things at them.
A spokesman for the Met Police said additional officers, including the Territorial Support Group, Dog Units and the National Police Air Service attended.
One person was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
Meanwhile, police investigating the stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in London have made an arrest.
The youngster was found with injuries described as ‘superficial’ at about 6.30pm in Wandsworth.
Police near the London Eye were hit by missiles thrown by a large group of members of the public
Additional officers were called in to help, including dog units and the National Police Air Service
Police confirmed a 14-year-old male was arrested and remains in custody.
And elsewhere, in Luton a boy of 16 has today been charged with murder following the death of another 16-year-old boy in a knife fight.
He is still being held in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries following the incident in Luton, Beds, on Tuesday.
Humza Hussain died in hospital from his injuries shortly after the fight in Stoneygate Road at 4o’clock in the afternoon.
His family issued a tribute to him at the weekend saying: ‘He was a young boy with his whole life ahead of him and this should never have happened.’
A third teenager also needed hospital treatment. He has now been discharged and bailed on suspicion of violent disorder.