Two bailiffs from Metropolitan Housing Association, a man in his 60s and a woman aged 59, were shot this morning whilst trying to remove a man from his home in the Strathleven Road.

Witnesses have reportedly told police that the man chased the officers down Strathleven Road firing a weapon at them.

A neighbour told The Evening Standard “I heard three shots pop, pop, pop and someone shout for help. It was a real shock. There were loads of armed police outside. The housing officers split up and ran in different directions when he opened fire.”

Met police said: “At this early stage it is understood that the two victims were involved in an eviction of a resident from a property.”

“A short time later, armed officers forced entry to the suspect’s property in Strathleven Road and restrained a man. He was unarmed. A firearm has since been recovered from the address.

“The man was arrested and has been taken to south London police station where he remains in custody.”

London Ambulance Service said: “Staff treated two patients, a man reported to be in his 60s and a 59-year-old woman. They were both treated for gunshot wounds and taken as priorities to hospital.”

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