Police Shoot Man In South London

The man was shot by officers outside a home on Tilson Gardens in Brixton around 4.45pm on Friday.

He suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital, Scotland Yard said.

Officers from Lambeth police had escorted a housing official to the property just before 10am as part of an eviction.

"At 09:45hrs unarmed officers attempted to enter the property," a statement from police said.

"As they were doing so a man was seen emerging from one of the rooms in the property.

"Officers withdrew from the property and a police negotiator, London Ambulance Service and firearm officers were called to the scene.

"Shortly before 16:46hrs the man was shot by police outside of the premises."

The man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to hospital.

A police spokesman said that, as in any shooting, officers from the Met Police's Directorate of Professional Standards had been informed.

The shooting has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which has started an independent investigation.

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