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London shootings: Five hospitalised in three separate incidents

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 2 days ago Lizzie Roberts
The three shootings took place in Brixton, Hackney and Croydon between 6pm Friday and 2am Saturday.    - Yui Mok/PA  © Yui Mok/PA The three shootings took place in Brixton, Hackney and Croydon between 6pm Friday and 2am Saturday.    - Yui Mok/PA 

Five men were shot in London within the space of just a few hours this weekend in three separate incidents across the capital, police have confirmed.

The three shootings took place in Brixton, Hackney and Croydon between 6pm Friday and 2am Saturday. 

The first incident took place in Brixton where police were called just before 7pm to reports of gunshots near Akerman Road. 

Armed police and paramedics attended but found no trace of any victims. Two parked cars had been damaged. 

Later, police were called to a south London hospital after two men admitted themselves with gunshot wounds, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. 

No arrests had been made and the police are awaiting an update on the condition of the victims. 

In Hackney, two people were allegedly shot at an unlicensed party in Mandeville Street. 

Police were called around 1.12am on Saturday morning to reports of men fighting. 

Officers were informed minutes later at 1.23am that two men, aged 30 and 31, had been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, one of the men had also been stabbed. 

This is currently being treated as linked to the earlier incident, police said.

Both men remain in hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Two other men, aged 30 and 31, were arrested in connection to the incident and remain in custody, police said Saturday night.

Finally, at 1.40am police were called to reports of a gunshot on London Road, Croydon. 

A man is believed to have been shot near West Croydon station, and armed officers and paramedics attended the scene. 

The victim was found with a gunshot wound and taken to hospital, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

No arrests have been made.

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