16-Year-Old Boy Shot Near Garratt Lane

In serious condition after being found with a gunshot wound in Tooting

Scene of reported shooting. Picture: Google Streetview

A 16-year-old boy is in serious condition in hospital after being shot in Tooting this Thursday evening (18 April).

The police were called at 9.53pm to reports of shots being fired at Burfield Close which is off Wimbledon Road close to the junction with Garratt Lane.

When they arrived they found no trace of any suspects or injured persons but a few minutes later they were summoned by London Ambulance Service paramedics. They had been called to a residential address at Blackshaw Road, where the boy was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a west London hospital where he remains in a serious condition. His family has been notified.

Officers from Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating and at this early stage there have been no arrests.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information but has not yet come forward is asked to call Trident on 101 quoting CAD8236/18APR, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

April 19, 2019