A MAN has been shot during a planned police operation in Eltham.

Police attended Boots in Eltham High Street at 7am this morning (December 13) as part of a pre planned armed operation.

During the operation a police firearm was discharged and a man received a gunshot wound.

He was taken to hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The man along with four others has been arrested.

The bus stop in front of Boots is cornered off by police tape and a window of the store is cracked.

Gary Evans, of North Park, said: “There were two cars left outside. All the windows are smashed, it’s a small white car, and there’s a big black unmarked police car.

“It looks like that’s where it happened.”

A Boots spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident took place at our store this morning, and we are helping the Police with their enquiries.

"For further information please contact the police directly."

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