Camberwell shooting: Man fighting for his life after incident near King’s College Hospital

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in south London this morning.

Police were called to reports of a shooting in Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, at about 7.10am. They found the victim suffering a gunshot wound near the junction with Kenbury Street, immediately north of King’s College Hospital.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Officers arrested a man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He was this evening being held at a police station in south London.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said detectives were keeping an “open mind” regarding the motive of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.