A murder investigation has been launched after a man shot in the head in Rotherhithe on Sunday afternoon died in hospital.

The 18-year-old man was injured following an incident in Mossington Gardens on the Abbeyfield Estate at approximately 1.55pm on Sunday.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he died on Monday afternoon.

Officers investigating the murder have made two arrests. A man aged 36 was arrested at an address in south London in the early hours of Monday. Another man, aged 21 was arrested after he handed himself in at a south London police station late on Monday. Both men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at a south London police station.

A 19-year-old man who was also injured in the incident has been released from hospital following treatment. He was not shot.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn is leading  the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4805; alternatively contact Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Officers retain an open mind as to the motive behind this incident but there is nothing to suggest at this stage that it was gang related.

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