A 23-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being shot in Mottingham.

Emergency services were called to Grace Close on Monday (May 2) at around 7pm.

He was found with a gunshot wound to his foot and then taken to hospital for treatment.

The victim’s injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

There have been no arrests made following the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and quote reference cad 5900/02May.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Trident detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detective Inspector Kevin Ricketts said: “This incident, in which a young man was injured, happened in a residential street in the early evening – a time when members of the public were going about their business as usual.

“Police and communities must work together to apprehend violent offenders and we would like anyone who saw anything at all to come and speak to us in confidence.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, might prove vital to finding the person or people responsible.

“Understandably, members of the local community will be worried by this, but I can assure residents that we are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances and identify everyone linked to this incident.

“While residents are right to be concerned, fortunately firearms discharges are extremely rare.

“You can expect to see additional patrols in the area over the coming days.

“I would urge local people to approach officers on patrol to discuss any information or concerns they have with them.”

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Police were called shortly before 7pm on Monday, 2 May, to reports of a man with a gunshot injury in the area of Grace Close, Mottingham, SE9.

“Officers attended, along with London Ambulance Service, and a 23-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound to his foot.

“His injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening.

“Trident detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward.”

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