A man has been taken to hospital after being shot and men with machetes found in Mitcham.

A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in a car park in Mitcham.

Yesterday (January 9) at around 3:09pm police were called to Miles Road in Mitcham after people reported a shooting in a car park.

Police and ambulance crews from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A man was taken to hospital having been shot - his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Shortly after the shooting, several males carrying machetes were also found in the area.

Three men were detained, and police enquiries remain ongoing.

The Metropolitan Police has said it is not currently known if the two incidents are linked.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 15:06hrs on Tuesday, 9 January to reports of a shooting in a car park in Miles Road, Mitcham.

"Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

“A man was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound. His condition was assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

“An investigation is under way and enquiries are ongoing.

"Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 3884/09Jan."

The force added: “Shortly after the shooting a number of males in possession of machetes were seen in the vicinity.

“Officers detained three individuals a short time later and inquiries are ongoing. It is not known at this time whether the two incidents are linked.”