Appeal For Info One Week On From Wandsworth Shooting

16-year-old was hospitalised with a gunshot wound

Wandsworth shooting
Scene of reported shooting. Picture: Google Streetview

One week on from a shooting in Tooting, detectives are renewing appeals for information to trace those responsible. 

Police were called at 9.53pm on Thursday 18 April to reports of shots fired on Wimbledon Road.

Officers attended the scene but there was no trace of either the suspects or anyone suffering from injuries. 

At just after 10pm, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to a nearby residential address in Tooting, where a 16-year-old boy was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

The teenager was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital for treatment; he has since been discharged.

Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating. Detective Constable Matthew Jones, said, “We would like to speak with anyone who was in the area of Wimbledon Road at the time of the shooting, or the moments leading up to it. Did you see or hear anything suspicious?’’ 

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information but has not yet come forward is asked to call Trident via 101 quoting reference CAD 8236/18APR, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

An extensive review of CCTV is ongoing and detectives are liaising with their colleagues from the South West Command Unit, as well local partners, to support those involved. 

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. 

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


April 26, 2019