16-Year-Old Fights for Life After York Road Shooting

Gunned down near Bathstore in the early hours of Sunday

Bathstore on York Road
Bathstore on York Road. Picture: Google Streetview

A 16-year-old boy is in a criticial condition in hospital after being shot in the early hours of Sunday morning (2 September).

Emergency services were called to area around the junction of Usk Road and York Road at just before 1am.

So far there have been no arrests and the Met Police have reported that the boy was in a critical but stable condition. He has been taken to a south London hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds.

A hole which appeared to have been made by a bullet was visible in the Bathstore shop on the corner where the shooting occurred.

York Road was closed in both directions between Wynter Street and Wandsworth Bridge.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there was "no place for guns in London" and his thoughts were with "the victim and his family".

Battersea MP Marsha de Cordova said her thoughts and prayers were with the boy and his family and added, "We cannot allow so many of our young people to be caught up in violent crime. We urgently need investment in our communities and public services."

Anyone who can help the ongoing police investigation is asked to call Trident on 101 quoting CAD354/02Sept/18 or Tweet @MetCC. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

September 5, 2018