Police launched murder investigation in Lambeth after two people shot dead

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Two men have been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Brixton, Lambeth, in East London.

The incident happened on Sunday around 7:50 pm on Railton Road between Chaucer and Barnwell.

Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance were called to the scene and found two men injured. Despite the effort, they were pronounced dead at the scene, the Met police said on Sunday.

According to residents, 12 shots were fired, and a car crashed at the crime scene.

MyLondon quoted a resident, Sabastian Morrison, saying, "I came across the scene when I went to the shop, so I am not a direct witness. I spoke to a few locals who did hear and see some of it.

He added, 'Shots were heard, and a policewoman at the scene told me it was a shooting. Twelve shots were heard by locals, and fire was exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car crashed at the scene.'

A Twitter user @Bastievelo tweeted, "Shooting on Railton Road between Chaucer and Barnwell. 12 shots heard by locals, and fire exchanged between a pair on a moped and people in a car. The car is crashed at the scene. Paramedics working on one victim now."

Police have yet to inform their next of kin as formal identification awaits. 

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course, a police statement said.

For security reasons, police have closed a number of roads in the area as the crime scene remains in place.

No arrests have been made at this time as police launched a murder investigation.

Police have informed residents that they will experience enhanced police presence in the area and are advised to assist the force with information.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 6166/30Oct. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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