Crime

Brutal murder in Peckham- victim stabbed and shot. Appeal for witnesses

Surrey Grove area of Peckham- scene of murder on Tuesday 22nd April 2015. Image: Google Maps

Surrey Grove area of Peckham- scene of murder on Tuesday 22nd April 2015. Image: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two people fleeing the scene of a shooting and stabbing murder in Surrey Grove, Peckham on Tuesday.

A murder investigation has begun after the 20-year-old victim, described as ‘a local man’ was discovered with gun and knife injuries.

Police were called to reports of shots fired at about 10.30 pm.

The victim was in a critical condition.

They gave him first aid, but he died shortly after the London Ambulance Service took him to hospital.

Detectives believe they know the identity of the dead man.

Next of kin have been informed, though formal identification has not yet taken place.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said:

We believe that the victim was making his way into the estate by pedal cycle when he was confronted by two people who have shot him, stabbed him and left the scene on foot towards Sumner Road via a cut through from Cator Road.

The two people then ran onto Rosemary Road. We are keen to particularly keen to speak to the driver of a car who was driving down Rosemary Road at approximately 22:30 hrs on Tuesday evening and would have seen two people running up Rosemary Road in the opposite direction.

We also know that local residents heard the shots and we are keen to speak with anyone who either witnessed the incident itself or saw the suspects fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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