Several residents have been in touch about the dreadful news that three men were shot on the Winstanley Estate yesterday. Here are the details I have:
The council say: The Police have advised that there was a non-fatal shooting of 3 young men at approximately 4:15pm in the vicinity of Pennethorne House. The 3 men are currently being treated in hospital and Operation Trident are investigating. I understand that at this stage no arrests have been made.
The police say:
- At approximately 4.15pm on Thursday, 3 November London Ambulance Service were alerted to two males suffering injuries in the Winstanley Estate, SW11. Both were taken to hospital where they remain with non-life threatening injuries.
- At approximately 5.15pm a man, aged 38, contacted London Ambulance Service from an address in Putney, SW15. He was taken to a south London hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg – his condition is stable.
- We are actively seeking intelligence and information that will assist in apprehending the offenders for this crime and lead to the removal of weapons off the streets of Wandsworth. If you have information call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111or speak to your SNT officer.
- Extra officers have been drafted into the area and surrounding boroughs to reassure the public and make it clear to anyone even considering being involved in violence that it will not be tolerated.
- Our priority is to bring to justice those responsible for these shootings and to prevent any further incidents from occurring over the coming days, weeks and months.
Acting Borough Commander Gerry Campbell says: “This is a horrible crime the consequences of which could have been far greater.
“Additional uniform resources including firearms officers have been patrolling the borough since the incident. I have reinforced the need for this to continue and sought the additional resources for today and over the weekend.
“I have authorised Sec 60 Criminal justice and Public Order Act powers of stop and search for the whole of the borough. This commenced at 17:45 hours and concludes at 17:44 today.”