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Two men killed after shooting in south London

Two men have been killed after a shooting in south London.

Police were called to reports of gunshots in Railton Road, Brixton, at about 7.50pm on Sunday.

Armed officers attended the scene, along with ambulance crews, and found two men injured.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Metropolitan Police have said no arrests have been made.

A badly-damaged car was pictured at the scene of the incident, while an eyewitness told Sky News they saw emergency services giving CPR to a person on the ground.

A cordon is in place at the junction of Railton Road and Barnwell Road
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A badly-damaged car was pictured at the scene

A Met Police spokesman said the nature of the victims’ injuries has not been confirmed at this time.

However a police officer close to the scene confirmed to Sky News that someone had been shot.

Sebastian Morrison, who lives nearby, told local news site MyLondon that residents had reported hearing 12 shots and “fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car”.

The victims have not been formally identified and their next of kin are yet to be informed, the Met Police said.

Post-mortem examinations will be held in due course, the force added.

A number of roads in the area are closed and crime scenes are in place.

A cordon is in place at the junction of Railton Road and Barnwell Road

Residents have been told they will see an enhanced police presence in the area and have been urged to speak to officers if they have information about the incident.

The shooting comes just days after two men were shot dead in east London, with a third man left critically injured.

Saydi Abu Sheikh, 23, and 32-year-old Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed died of gunshot wounds at the scene in Ilford in the early hours of Tuesday.

A third man, aged 30, was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition, the Met Police said.

There is no suggestion the two shooting incidents are connected.

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