London: Four arrested after man killed in shooting

FOUR men are being quizzed by police today following a double shooting in London which left one man dead and a teenager injured.

The incident happened close to where a funeral was taking place in East Dulwich, south east London.

Police said a 21-year-old man was confirmed dead at the scene, while a second male, thought to be in his late teens, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle.

He was in a stable, non-life-threatening condition.

Officers were called shortly after 3pm yesterday.

Three suspects were arrested shortly after the incident with police detaining a fourth man later in the evening. All remain in custody.

The shooting happened while the funeral of 17-year-old car crash victim Joel James Lee Morgan - also known as Jozey - was taking place.

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One mourner, who did not wish to be named, said he did not think the shooting was linked to the funeral.

A woman mourner said: “We were around the grave site and he was being lowered into the ground and there was a series of gunshots fired.

“People didn’t know whether the noise was fireworks or not.

“I think there were between three and six shots.

“A friend of mine saw people trying to revive the deceased person when she left the cemetery.”

She said around 500 people had attended the funeral.

Families living in nearby Royal Oak Place were escorted to their homes by a policewoman, who warned them they would not be able to leave again until investigations were complete.

Scotland Yard’s Trident operational command unit, which deals with crime in London’s black communities, is now leading the investigation.

Any witnesses or those with information that may assist the investigation are asked to call 020 8247 4554 or 0800 555 111.