Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a man was shot in West Croydon on Saturday (August 1).

A man was rushed to hospital by paramedics from London Ambulance Service with a gunshot on Saturday afternoon after he was attended by paramedics on London Road near West Croydon Station around 1.41am.

On Thursday (August 6) the Met Police revealed they are now investigating the scene of a crash that took place nearby just moments after the shooting.

A spokesperson for the Met said that the occupants of one of the vehicles involved in that crash, which happened on Morland Road five minutes after the shooting was reported, fled the scene.

"The occupants of one of the vehicles, a black Astra, left the scene without providing details," the Met statement read.

"The three occupants of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish whether the incidents are related and police are appealing for dashcam footage from drivers in the area at the time of the crash."

Detective Inspector Daniel McInerney, Specialist Crime South, investigates, added his thoughts:

"This is a serious crime and my team and I are determined to find who is responsible," he said.

"For that to happen, I am asking anyone with information to come forward. By doing so you can help us keep our communities safe.

“Communities have a vital role to play in tackling violent crime and we urge anyone who may have information to tell us, so that we can tackle violence together.

"We need information about crime or those who carry a weapon, or those that exploit people.

"This intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect, but also prevent crime, keep London safe and save lives."

There have so far been no arrests in connection with the shooting and inquiries continue.

If you have any information that can help, call police on 101, quoting CAD 892/01AUG, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.