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'Mother of four' shot in the back with 'machine gun' in 'drive-by'

Motorbike gunmen shoot ‘mother of four’ in her 50s in the back in south London during ‘drive-by gone wrong’

  • Two men on a motorbike ‘stopped on a Brockley road and fired a lot of bullets’
  • Neighbour says victim ‘caught in the crossfire’ after being shot in the back twice
  • Air ambulance and police arrived at 8pm last night and she was taken to hospital
  • No arrests made so far as police cordon off 20 houses to investigate the attack

A mother of four in her 50s was shot shot in the back with a ‘massive machine gun’ outside her own home in south London last night after a suspected ‘drive-by gone wrong’.

Emergency services arrived at the scene in Coston Walk, Brockley after reports of the shooting at 8.10pm yesterday evening, Friday July 15.

A neighbour said the victim, named locally as ‘Sue’, was shot in the back twice after being ‘caught in the crossfire’.

He added that he did not think it was likely that she was the intended target because ‘nobody would shoot a sweet old lady’.

‘There’s always a lot of boys there, whoever did it saw someone outside their house and unfortunately she got shot,’ he told MyLondon.

A woman in her fifties was shot in the back at just after 8pm last night, July 15, on Coston Walk in Brockley, South London

An air ambulance was called to the scene at the woman who had been shot in the back twice was taken to hospital for treatment

Another witness claimed he saw two men on a motorbike drive onto the street with what looked like a ‘massive machine gun’.

They stopped at the house and shot ‘a lot of bullets’, he claimed, hitting the woman waiting outside.

He told MyLondon that the situation was ‘crazy’ and thought: ‘Wow that’s a big gun.’

Police confirmed the victim was sent to hospital after paramedics and an air ambulance were called the scene. She is not currently in a life threatening condition.

Around 20 houses were cordoned off this morning as police investigated the attack and no arrests have been made so far.

Around 20 houses were reported to have been cordoned off this morning in Coston Walk

Met Police officers attended the scene on Coston Walk after reports of the shooting came in at around 8.10omn

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police, confirmed today that officers were called to reports of the shooting last night.

They said: ‘Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). The air ambulance was also called to the scene.

‘A woman in her 50s was found with wounds to her back, believed to be caused by a firearm.

‘She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital. Her injuries have been assessed as not life threatening.

‘A crime scene is in place. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’

No arrests have been made but Met Police officers are investigating the attack

A witness claimed he saw two men on a motorbike drive onto the street with what looked like a ‘massive machine gun’

The London Ambulance Service confirmed they were called at 8.06 to reports of the shooting in Brockley.

They said they sent an ambulance and three fast response cars as well as London Air Ambulance.

‘We treated a woman at the scene and took her to a major trauma centre, by road, as a priority,’ a spokesperson said.

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