Armed police were called to a street in Lewisham in the early hours of this morning after a woman in her late teens was shot in the arm.

Police were called to Lucas Street, just off Lewisham Way, at around 3am on Saturday morning after reports of a shooting.

The woman was found with a gunshot wound to her arm and was rushed to hospital.

Reports say that her injuries are not serious or life-threatening.

Police have recovered a number of bullet casings from the scene that have been sent for specialist analysis and further investigation.

So far, no arrests have been made at this early stage and enquiries are ongoing.

Lewisham Way remains closed in both directions while a crime scene is in place.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact police quoting CAD 942/23 Apr.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called by LAS at 03:11hrs on Saturday, 23 April to Lucas Street SE14 following reports of a shooting.

“Specialist firearms officers were among those who responded.

“Following a search a woman, aged in her late teens, was found with a gunshot injury to her arm in Lewisham Way.

“She was taken to hospital; her condition is not life-threatening or life-changing.

“A number of crime scenes are in place.

“A number of bullet casings have been recovered and sent for specialist analysis.

“At this early stage there have been no arrests.

“Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 ref CAD 942/23 Apr.”

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