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Police Appeal For Further Information

Please see below Police statement following the events of yesterday.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a shooting in Plumstead.

Three males [A - 17yrs; B - 16yrs; C - 16yrs] and a 17-year-old girl [D] who were arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody at south London police stations.

Police were called to a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 16:54hrs on Friday, 14 June.

Armed officers, local officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

A 19-year-old man was found with critical injuries and died at the scene a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed although formal identification is yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination is due to be held today, Saturday, 15 June, at Greenwich Mortuary

An incident room has opened under the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Detective Inspector John Marriott, said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious, to contact police.

“The shooting took place not far from Plumstead Railway Station and I would urge anyone who was commuting to or from this station to speak with us. It was also sunny at the time and a number of people would have been enjoying the weather in the area of Plumstead Gardens; I need you to come forward.

“We currently have four people in custody but I need further information to help progress this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 6004/14Jun

Local residents can expect an enhanced police presence in the area.

A section 60 order has been authorised in the Greenwich and Bexley areas.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.

We have also been asked what the feelings are of the people who live in the area, would all coordinators who are in the area, please let us know if there are any specific concerns etc.

Best regards

Cheryl Greenwich Neighbourhood Watch Network

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