A woman was shot in broad daylight while on a shopping trip after being caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two men.
The 30-year-old was shot in Bournemouth Road, Peckham, south London, yesterday afternoon.
Police were called to the scene and the woman was taken to hospital where her condition was described as stable.
Detectives are appealing for help in tracking down the two men involved.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an innocent woman was shot in Peckham while returning from a shopping trip.
"Police were called at around 5.15pm on Sunday March 11 to Bournemouth Road, close to Rye Lane SE15, following reports of shots fired.
"A 30-year-old woman suffering a gunshot wound was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital where her condition remains stable.
"The woman was an innocent victim who was hit by a shot fired during a dispute between two men. Both men made off separately from the scene. Trident detectives are investigating."
Detective Inspector Ray Keating, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a busy area and it was still daylight after 5pm. I am appealing to the many people who were in that area to come forward and speak to us if they saw anything suspicious or have any information."
No arrests have been made.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information which could help the police, is asked to call the Trident South shootings team on 020 8785 8580 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.