Five held after teenager shot dead

Met Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in  Greenwich

Met Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in Greenwich

Five people, including two women, have been arrested after a teenager was shot dead at a flat.  Charlie Wright, 17, was discovered with a fatal wound to his face at a property in Greenwich, south east London.   Police were called by a neighbour who dialled 999 after hearing a single gunshot and shouting.

Investigators said they are keeping an open mind as to why Mr Wright, an unemployed man from Eltham, was shot. But one line of inquiry is believed to be that he may have been killed by accident as someone else handled the weapon.  Neighbours said the property may have been used as a doss house and was a magnet for antisocial behaviour.

One said police had been called several times in recent weeks to deal with minor disturbances and fighting.  Describing the shooting, a neighbour said: “There was a very big bang and I heard someone running and someone shouting ‘He’s been shot, he’s been shot.’ There were tonnes of police, armed police, and they arrived really quickly. Then I saw the ambulance leave a few minutes later.”

Police officers continued to search and examine the modern flat in Park Mews, Calvert Road.   The road is a cul-de-sac of small modern houses and flats a short distance from Westcombe Park railway station.

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