Witness Appeal - Clapham High Street Shooting

Police searching locally for more information

A week on from a shooting in Clapham High Street,
Wandsworth detectives continue to appeal for witnesses. On Wednesday 5 October, police were called at approximately 9.40pm to reports of a male shot just
off Clapham High Street.

The male had been sitting in a vehicle in Cato Road near the junction with Clapham High Street SW4, when a number of
gunshots were heard. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged 33, suffering gunshot wounds. His injuries were treated as life threatening and he was taken to a south London hospital. He remains in hospital but is now in a stable condition. Detectives from Trident (The Met's Shooting Prevention and Invetigation Unit) are investigating.

There have been no arrests so far. Enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Watling, from Trident said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Clapham High Street/Cato Road between the hours of 20:00 and 22:00hrs a week ago. "The High Street is a busy place and there will have been many people out for drinks or dinner last Wednesday night. They may have seen something suspicious or witnessed the shooting and are yet to come forward to speak to us. If you saw anything that might help us, I urge you to call the incident room."

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the Trident incident room on 020 8785 8580, or via the new, non-urgent, number 101. If you have would like to be treated anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


October 15, 2011