A 20-year-old has been charged by police after two people with possessing an offensive weapon and hijacking a car after a shooting in Woolwich left two in hospital.

Joshua Fasoro,of Camberwell, was arrested along with three other people (aged 20, 21 and 22) on Monday (November 30) after a dramatic police car chase through New Cross to Camberwell where the suspects crashed.

As they fled on foot, it is alleged that one of the suspects pointed a firearm at an unarmed officer, before all four were arrested.

Police were hunting the gang after reports of a gunman having entered one of the Commonwealth Buildings in Woolwich and firing into a group of people, injuring a man and a woman.

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Joshua Fasoro, 20, was charged on Wednesday, 2 December with the following offences:

-Four counts of possession of an offensive weapon

-Possession of cannabis

-Aggravated vehicle taking

Three other people (aged 20, 21 and 22) were arrested in connection with this incident on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition, possession of an offensive weapon and aggravated vehicle taking.

One has been recalled to prison, while the other two suspects have been released pending further enquiries.

Met Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information about the incident.

Officers were called to an address in Woolwich Church Street, SE18, in the early hours of Monday, 30 November (around 3am).

Reports suggest a gunman having entered the building and discharged what was described as a handgun into the group present, injuring a man and a woman.

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They were taken to hospital and their injuries are described as non-life threatening.

A vehicle, believed to be stolen, was pursued by armed police from New Cross to Camberwell where it crashed. The suspects fled from the scene on foot.

A foot chase followed, in which one of the suspects was said to have pointed a firearm at an officer.

Four suspects were subsequently detained and arrested, and inside the car, officers found four Rambo knives, and a further knife, a self-loading pistol and two magazines of ammunition were recovered nearby.

A spokesman for Met Police said an investigation has been launched, with particular focus on forensics and ballistic evidence.

The fourth male was initially taken to hospital for treatment to injuries sustained as he attempted to flee from police but has now been discharged into custody where he remains.

Detective Inspector Lydia Stephens said yesterday: “This shooting injured two people and will have had a severe impact on everyone present.

"We are determined to make sure those responsible face the consequences of their actions and the investigation team is working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

“Our officers operate in some of the most dangerous and violent situations and often put themselves in harm’s way. This is yet another example of the risks they have to take in order to tackle violence and keep London safe.

“It is essential that the public provide us with any information about people who may be in possession of firearms or other weapons or who are engaged in violent crime so that we can draw together all available evidence to build strong cases and remove dangerous individuals from the streets of London.”

If you can assist officers with their enquiries, call police on 0208 247 4863 quoting Operation Halforda. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.