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Multiple arrests following Kennington shoot-out

Detectives investigating a shooting in Kennington have arrested three people and seized a firearm following a raid early this morning. 

Officers launched the investigation after gunshots were reported at a housing complex in Lambeth Walk on Saturday night.

No-one was injured when officers attended the scene. 

In the early hours of this morning (Wednesday February 9), the Met’s Specialist Crime Command searched a residential property In Lambeth walk in relation to their inquiry. 

Officers found a firearm, which has now been confiscated and sent away for testing. 

A 36-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and attempted murder.

An 18-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

“Tackling violence remains our top priority. Restricting the availability of firearms is critical to protecting communities,” said detective sergeant Jake Ellis. 

“Firearms have no place in London”, he added. 

Anyone with information about gun crime can call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC. 

Alternatively, to give information anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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