Greenwich gunman shot by police after reports of man wielding a weapon in east London

The Met confirms a man has been taken to hospital with gunshot injuries

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A man has been shot by police following an incident in south east London.

Officers responded to multiple 999 reports of a man with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at just after 2.30pm on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police said: “Firearms officers attended the scene. The man was located. A police firearm was discharged and the man sustained a gunshot injury.

“London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance also attended. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. We await an update on his condition.

Creek Road, Greenwich
Creek Road, Greenwich

“No other injuries have been reported.”

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

Police say there does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the wider public.

Later on Friday, Scotland Yard said the incident is not though to be terror related.

It added that the man’s injuries are not life threatening.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a motorcycle paramedic, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer, and we also dispatched medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.”

While a spokesperson for London’s Air Ambulance said: “Our advanced trauma team was dispatched via aircraft by London Ambulance Service at 1447 today to reports of a shooting in the Greenwich area.

“After treatment on scene the patient was transferred by road to a major trauma hospital accompanied by London’s Air Ambulance.”

Police said the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.