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Waterloo Bridge 'Drive-By Shooting': Three Arrested

22/02/2014 09:38 GMT | Updated 22/02/2014 15:59 GMT
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Aerial shot looking down the river Thames, in central London, including Hungerford Bridge, Charing Cross Station, the City, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank Arts Centre.

Three men are being questioned after a suspected drive-by shooting on London's Waterloo Bridge.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the shooting. A black Ford Focus is thought to have been shot at while travelling on the bridge by someone on a motorcycle at about 8pm last night.

The landmark bridge's southbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours following the incident at around 8pm last night, but has since reopened.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A car is believed to have been shot at by someone on a motorcycle.

"A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

"Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident."

Officers arrested three young men believed to be aged 22, 23 and 24 on suspicion of firearms offences.

They are in custody at various police stations while Scotland Yard's Trident gang unit investigates.

The bridge's southbound carriageway was closed until around 2.10am but has since reopened.

Witnesses or anyone with any information can call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.