Motorbike gunners with ‘massive machine gun’ shot ‘mother of four’ in her 50s in south London ‘Drive-by gone wrong’
- Two men on a motorcycle ‘stopped on a Brockley road and fired many bullets’
- Neighbor says victim was “caught in the crossfire” after being shot twice in the back
- Air ambulance and police arrived at 8pm last night and she was taken to the hospital
- No arrests have been made so far as police cordoned off 20 homes investigating the attack
A mother of four in her 50s was shot in the back with a “massive machine gun” outside her own home in the south London last night after an alleged ‘drive-by went wrong’.
Ambulance services arrived at the scene in Coston Walk, Brockley, after reports of the shooting were received at 8.10pm last night, Friday 15 July.
A neighbor said the victim, known locally as “Sue,” was shot twice in the back after “getting caught in the crossfire.”
He added that he didn’t think it was likely she was the intended target because “no one would shoot a sweet old lady.”
“There are always a lot of guys there, whoever did it saw someone outside their house and unfortunately she was shot,” he said MyLondon.
A woman in her 50s was shot in the back on Coston Walk in Brockley, south London, just after 8pm last night, July 15
An ambulance was called to the scene and the woman, who had been shot twice in the back, was taken to hospital for treatment
Another witness claimed he saw two men on a motorcycle pull out into the street with what appeared to be a “massive machine gun”.
They stopped at the house and shot “a lot of bullets,” he claimed, hitting the woman waiting outside.
He said MyLondon that the situation was ‘crazy’ and thought, ‘Wow, that’s a big gun.’
Police confirmed the victim was taken to hospital after paramedics and an ambulance were called to the scene. Her life is not currently in danger.
Around 20 homes were cordoned off this morning as police investigated the attack and no arrests have been made so far.
Around 20 houses are said to have been cordoned off in Coston Walk this morning
Met Police officers attended the scene on Coston Walk after reports of the shooting were received around 8.10pm
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed today that officers were called to reports of the shooting last night.
They said: “Officials attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS). The rescue helicopter was also called to the scene.
“A woman in her 50s was found with wounds to her back believed to be from a gun.
“She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital. Her injuries were classified as non-life threatening.
“There is a crime scene. There were no arrests. Inquiries continue.’
No arrests were made, but Met police officers are investigating the attack
A witness claimed he saw two men on a motorcycle with what appeared to be a “massive machine gun.”
London Ambulance Services confirmed they were called at 8.06am for reports of the Brockley shooting.
They said they sent an ambulance and three rapid response vehicles, as well as London Air Ambulance.
“We treated a woman at the scene and took her to a large trauma center with priority on the street,” a spokesman said.