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Police appeal for SE1 McDonald’s shooting witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where two men were shot at a branch of McDonald's in SE1 on Saturday morning.

Police were called at 5.25am to reports of a shooting at the McDonald's drive through restaurant on the Old Kent Road.

Officers attended to find a 28 year old man suffering gunshot wounds to the leg and stab wounds to the back lying in the car park of the drive through. He was taken by ambulance to a London hospital, where his condition is stable and not believed to be life threatening.

Police say he had been involved in a dispute in the rear of the car park with a group of black males, which escalated. The victim was shot and stabbed during this altercation and a friend, aged in his late teens/early twenties who tried to intervene was also shot in the foot.

The suspects then decamped from the scene in an electric blue coloured Honda, registration M575BLY. We believe there were four suspects in total.

Friends of the victim, including the one shot in the foot, pursued the suspects away from the scene in their own vehicle, a silver Mercedes A class. The pursuit ended when the suspects' vehicle crashed in Willowbrook Road, SE15 and the suspects made off on foot. Friends of the victim remained at the scene with the suspect car. The second victim later went to a London hospital where he is stable.

The emergency services received another call at just before 5.30am to to the scene of the road traffic collision in Willowbrook Road. The scene was cordoned off.

Metropolitan Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting, the chase or the subsequent collision.

• Anyone with information should call Operation Trident on 020 8785 8172; or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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