Update: 2 arrests after Brixton shooting

Written by on April 9, 2012 in Crime, News - Comments Off on Update: 2 arrests after Brixton shooting

Two men have been arrested following the shooting of a man with an airgun on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton this morning.

The seriously injured victim collapsed seriously injured in front of the Dogstar pub, on the corner of Atlantic Road and Coldharbour Lane, at 3.15am. Police believe he was shot with an air rifle in Somerleyton Road, near Corry Drive, before making his way to Coldharbour Lane to find help.

Two men, aged 31 and 55-years-old were arrested at a Brixton address in connection with the attack and are currently in custody at Brixton police station, Brixton Road.

The Dogstar Twitter feed said said the man “stumbled up” and collapsed on the doorstep at about 3am, though the incident had nothing to do with the pub.

A post by the bar on the Twitter website at 3.45am said: “A man collapsed with a serious injury on our doorstep. It had nothing to do with @DogstarBrixton, but ended here. We wish him well.”

In another message at 4am today the Dogstar wrote: “Police still here but he seemingly was shot in leg and had head injuries, etc. But he’s alive.”

The victim was reportedly wearing only tracksuit trousers when he collapsed in the street.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service attend to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.  He has been taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.” They later said they thought the wound had been inflicted by an airgun.

Trident gang command has been made aware of the incident.

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