East Dulwich Shooting: One Man Killed, Another Injured, In Shooting Near Funeral
A man in his twenties has been shot dead in apparently gang-related violence after a funeral in East Dulwich.
Police were called to the junction of Forest Hill Road and Rockells Place in SE22 at around 3pm this afternoon to reports of a shooting, Scotland Yard confirmed.
One person was found dead at the scene, while another man in his late twenties suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital. Three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
The London Ambulance Service sent an air ambulance to the scene, where medics were reportedly asked to don body armour.
The owner of The Rose pub in Forest Hill Road heard the shots from his office. Ian Moss, 56, said: "I thought it was fireworks, but it turned out to be three gunshots."
He said he went outside and saw a man lying in the street, being treated by paramedics.
"People were just leaving the funeral," he said. "There were a lot of people in the street, maybe 50-100."
Mr Moss believed the second shooting took place in the nearby Honor Oak area soon after the first incident.
The shooting happened while the funeral of 17-year-old car crash victim Joel James Lee Morgan - also known as Jozey - was taking place. One mourner, who did not wish to be named, said he did not think the shooting was linked to the funeral.
LBC quoted a witness who said that the shooting happened just as a mass funeral taking place at a nearby cemetery was coming out on to the street.
Jamie Younger told the radio station: "I drove past I think just as the incident happened. There was a big fight sort of outside a letting agents. There was a big fight and then lots of people just ran off crying and it seems like someone was shot."
Other witnesses reported six shots fired in the area, and said that violence was gang related.