Wandsworth shooting – Boy, 16, fighting for life after being shot in south west London

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A BOY, 16, has been left fighting for life after being shot in Wandsworth.

The teen is in critical condition after gun shots were fired in South West London at 1am in York Road, south west London.

A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in Wandsworth

Cops confirmed no arrests have been made yet as they appeal for witnesses.

A Met police spokesman said: “Officers attended with specialist firearms colleagues.

“He has been taken to a south London hospital.”

The road remains cordoned off while officers inspect the scene.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 quoting CAD 354/2 SEPT.

London has seen several shootings take place in 2018, many of them fatal.

The total tally of murder victims in London had reached 91 by August 2018, with several of them the result of shootings.

The latest life claimed was 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near his home in Kennington, South London, on May 5, 2018.


Eight other people in the capital have been shot dead this year, a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed.

Overall, gun crime was in decline up until 2014 but has been steadily increasing since.

Between 2016 and 2017 the number of cases rose from 2,193 to 2,542, according to Metropolitan Police data.


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