Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a shooting in Stockwell that left a young girl and a man in hospital.
Police and London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 21:15 hrs on Tuesday, 29 March to reports of shots fired in Stockwell Food & Wine shop, Stockwell Road, SW9.
Emergency services found a five-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshots wounds inside the shop.
It is believed that two black youths ran into the shop shortly before the shots were fired. The youths had been chased from Broom Grove Road, across Stockwell Road, and into the shop by three other black youths on bicycles.
Once the youths on bikes were outside the shop, one of them fired shots into the shop front.
A five year old girl was shot in the chest and the 35-year-old man was shot in the face. They were both taken to a south London hospital. Their conditions are described as critical but stable.
The two youths, who police believe were the intended targets, ran from the shop and chased the three others who were on bikes, running off along Broom Grove Road and into the Stockwell Park Estate.
An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Tony Boughton, Trident, on 020 8247 4553.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Boughton said: "This is a terrible incident where an innocent child has been seriously injured. We want to hear from the local community, who might have seen these youths cycling around the estate between 21:00hrs and 22:00hrs. I appeal to those who have information or were involved in this shooting to come forward and assist us with this investigation. These criminals have seriously injured two innocent bystanders and must face the consequences of their actions."
No arrests. Enquiries continue.
Witnesses or anyone with any information can call the Trident incident room on 020 8247 4553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The two victims are not related to each other.