Man writhes in agony after being 'blasted in face with shotgun' in attack
In the twitter video, a man can be seen thrashing around on the ground in severe pain and covered in blood
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Some terrifying footage had popped up on social media that shows the scene after a double shooting that took place in London. The video has not been verified as of yet but it is quite shocking nonetheless.
In the twitter video, a man can be seen thrashing around on the ground in severe pain and covered in blood. The man was one of two victims who were shot in Peckham on June 2 night.
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Many witnesses at the scene of the crime said that one man had been shot in the head with a shotgun. The footage seems to support this claim because a man can be seen on the ground with blood gushing out of his head.
One of the witnesses in the video can be heard asking another man, who was standing in the growing crowd: "Were you in the car with him?" A woman wearing a black top can be heard calling an ambulance to the scene and the man who was shot looks dazed.
Both of the victims were airlifted out of the area by the London Ambulance Service. They were taken to a hospital in London for immediate treatment.
Images that were captured by witnesses show a blue Ford focus being surrounded by police wearing bullet-proof vests. The vehicle also has an enormous hole on the driver's side window lending support to the theory that the man was shot.
There have not been any arrests in the case so far. Officers were seen gathering evidence from the crime scene and cordoning off the part of the road with the vehicle in question.
The victim who was shot in the head is now hanging onto life in the hospital where he was taken for emergency treatment. The other man is reported to be suffering only from minor injuries.
The air ambulance was forced to land in a school playground that is close to the crime scene. The two men were immediately flown to a hospital in London.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police in Southwark were called to Wodehouse Avenue, SE5 at 7.56pm on Saturday, 2 June following reports of a shooting."
"One man has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service for treatment - he remains there in a critical condition."
"The second man has been taken to hospital for assessment. His injuries are not thought to be serious. No arrests have been made. A crime scene remains in place. Enquiries continue. The Trident and Area Crime Command has been informed."
This particular shooting is said to have occured a mere hours after a man in his 40s was stabbed near the Greenwich train station in south east London at around 6:50 p.m. The area has also been set up as a crime scene and no arrests have been made there either. Enquiries into the crimes are still on-going.
A pokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called to Claremont Street, SE10 at 1848hrs on Saturday, 2 June to reports of a stabbing. Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a male suffering from multiple stab injuries."
"The injured man - believed to be aged in his forties - was taken by LAS to a south London hospital. We await an update on his condition. A crime scene is in place. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue."
London has been plagued with multiple reports of violence in the past few days and these incidents are just the latest in a series of them. Earlier on in the day, a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing incident in Shadwell on June 1 night.
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In some shocking news from earlier this year, the crime rate in London overtook the number of crimes in New York City for the first time.