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Tabard Street shooting: police appeal

Police are appealing for information in relation to a shooting that took place on Thursday 13 July in the vicinity of Tabard Street.

Just before 9.20pm on Thursday police were alerted by staff at a south London hospital who reported that a man has attended the accident and emergency department with a gunshot wound to his right forearm.

The victim told officers that he had been walking in the vicinity of Tabard Street with a male friend when they were approached by an unknown man, asking for some change.

Without any provocation, the victim was attacked.

During a short struggle the victim heard a loud bang and felt pain in his right forearm.

With his friend, he then managed to run off a short distance from the suspect, before stopping and realising that he had been shot.

They managed to flag down a passing motorist who drove the victim and his friend to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment.

Police say that both the victim and suspect are black. There is no further description of the suspect.

Officers say that they are particularly keen to trace the driver of the blue car that took the victim to hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact Operation Trident on 020 8785 8580 or alternatively to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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