One witness, a 24-year-old woman, told the Evening Standard: “I saw his friend crying and being comforted by police. The atmosphere was awful. People at the scene said there was a big fight for minutes before police arrived. There are normally people hanging around there but never normally in a threatening way.”
A London ambulance service spokesperson said paramedics were called at 3.35pm.
“We sent an ambulance crew, a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and a hazardous area response team to the scene alongside London’s air ambulance. The first of our medics arrived at the scene in under five minutes. We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a hospital in central London.”
Detectives from the Metropolitan police’s Trident and area crime command, which deals with gang-related crime and all non-fatal shootings, are investigating. There have been no arrests.