Young woman fighting for life after being shot as cops hunt gunman

A YOUNG woman is fighting for her life after a horror shooting in London as cops hunt the gunman.

The casualty, who is believed to be in her 20s, is battling for her life in hospital after she was gunned down in the early hours of the morning.

She was found on the street in Peckham, south-east London, after police were called to reports of gunshots shortly before 3am.

Firearms officers and paramedics rushed to the scene in Consort Road, and police from the Met's Specialist Crime Command – also known as Trident – have launched an investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said: "We are all hoping that this young woman's condition improves.

"Our investigation is in its early stages and urgent inquiries are under way to establish the circumstances.

"I would appeal to the residents of Consort Road and the surrounding area to check any doorbell or dashcam footage for any suspicious activity that may relate to this investigation."

A police spokesman said there is a significant police presence in the area and a number of roads are closed.

No arrests have yet been made.

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