Air ambulance lands in Bromley after police rush to shooting

A man was taken to hospital in an air ambulance after a shooting in Bromley.

Police were called at around 4.55pm on Tuesday, October 20 to reports of a shooting in Chingley Close, Downham.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service, including an air ambulance, rushed to the scene and found a man, believed in his 30s, suffering gunshot injuries.

Local reports suggest he was shot in the leg.

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One woman said: “Does anybody know why the air ambulance landed in Downham this evening and the police and ambulances were everywhere?” to which someone replied “lad got shot in leg”.

In a video shared on Twitter you can see the air ambulance landing, another ambulance, at least three police cars, and police taping off the road.

You can also see the emergency services going in and out of a house.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, and his condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

There have not yet been any arrests, and enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone that could assist police is asked to contact 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5568/20Oct. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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