The police watchdog has opened an investigation after a person was shot by police throughout a “serious incident” in Greenwich.
The Metropolitan Police responded to a number of 999 stories of a person with a firearm in Creek Road on Friday afternoon.
Scotland Yard mentioned a police firearm was discharged and the person sustained a gunshot harm.
A spokesman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) mentioned: “Today, shortly after 4pm we were notified by the MPS that a man had received a gunshot injury as the result of a police shooting during an incident in Greenwich, south London.
“We have begun an independent investigation. Our investigators have been sent to the scene and (we have started) the post-incident procedures to start gathering evidence.”
Police mentioned the incident was not regarded as terror-related.
His accidents usually are not believed to be life-threatening and he was transferred to hospital after being handled on the scene, the pressure added.
In a press release, the Met mentioned: “While the investigation is in its early stages, this incident is not believed to be terror-related or that there is an ongoing threat to the wider public.”
Gemma Daly, 31, from Whitstable, however staying in Greenwich, mentioned she heard some shouting after which “a big bang” which she believes was a gunshot.
She mentioned she heard police sirens immediately, including that the emergency companies then began arriving.
“Police were attending to a man on the side of the bridge,” she mentioned, including that he was “clearly injured”.
“They removed his clothing”, she mentioned, describing how “a lot of people” have been engaged on the person earlier than he was placed on a stretcher.
Ms Daly mentioned police “started to go around” a silver automobile, which was nonetheless on the bridge.
Pictures of the scene confirmed emergency automobiles, together with police vehicles and an ambulance, stopped in the midst of the highway.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson mentioned they’d despatched a number of assets together with medics from London’s Air Ambulance to the scene.
They mentioned: “We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.”
The Met mentioned vital cordons remained in place on Friday night and urged the general public to keep away from the realm.