Two men dead after ‘gun battle’ erupts on London street with ’12 shots fired between rival thugs on scooter & in a car’

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TWO men died last night after a car crashed at high speed during a suspected gun battle on a residential street in South London.

Armed police swooped on the horror scene in Brixton after a volley of shots rang out at around 7.50pm on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police said two men were found injured on Railton Road but could not be saved by medics.

Unconfirmed local reports claimed two people on a moped exchanged fire with the occupants of a car which crashed soon after on the same road.

One resident reported hearing around 12 gunshots as the mayhem unfolded.

Video from the aftermath shows a trail of debris and destruction.

A wrecked blue hatchback can be seen on the pavement with a crumpled bonnet, and a wheel torn off its axle in the road nearby.

Meanwhile its engine was ripped out and catapulted to the other side of the street by the force of the impact.

At least four parked cars were also badly damaged, including a black VW that appeared to have had its rear windscreen shot in.

Police said they had made no arrests so far and appealed for witnesses.

The force did not reveal the nature of the injuries suffered by the two victims.

Their next of kin are yet to be informed and police are awaiting formal identification.

Helen Hayes, the local MP for Dulwich & West Norwood, tweeted: “Horrified to hear two people have been murdered in a shooting on Railton Road.

“My thoughts are with their loved ones about to hear the worst possible news & all who witnessed this violence in our community.”

The shooting comes just a day after a man, 32, was stabbed to death only three miles away at Waterloo Station.

Anyone with information on the Brixton shooting is urged to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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