Streatham Common shooting: Police find car of gunmen who shot at officers during chase

The investigation into the alleged shooting is being led by Trident - Scotland Yard’s specialist gang unit.

Detectives have found the car used by gunmen, who allegedly shot twice at officers during a police chase by Streatham Common.

Brave officers reported that two gunshots were fired at their car, during the pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle at 3.32am on Tuesday.

Fortunately neither were hurt and the car did not sustain any damage.

They stopped the car on Copley Park at the junction with Streatham Common South, while the gunmen made their escape.

Streatham Common, where police were reportedly shot at. Credit: Adobe Stock
Streatham Common, where police were reportedly shot at. Credit: Adobe Stock
Streatham Common, where police were reportedly shot at. Credit: Adobe Stock

The investigation is being led by the Met Police’s specialist gang unit Trident, and detectives now believe they have found the suspects’ vehicle.

The grey Kia Niro Estate was found in the Tulse Hill area and will be recovered for a full forensic examination.

Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, head of policing for Southwark and Lambeth, said: “Such an incident is a prime example of the danger officers put themselves in every day in order to keep Londoners safe.

“We are incredibly relieved that they did not suffer any injuries and are now looking to ensure they receive appropriate welfare and support following this incident.

“I know the public will be shocked to hear of this incident.

“Our specialist detectives are following a number of leads; if you have information that can support them, I ask you to contact us immediately.”

While Supt Dan Ivey, head of neighbourhood policing for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “LambethPolice officers have been shot at trying to intercept a stolen car.

“I know one of the officers well - a brilliantly professional response team cop, a real thief taker - am so proud of him and his operator.”

A crime scene is in place by Streatham Common South, and CCTV and forensic examinations are ongoing.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who lives, or may have been driving in the area, and may have captured doorbell or dash cam footage of the vehicle.

Information can be given via 101 or tweeting @MetCC reference CAD 861/05Jul.

Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.