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Evening Standard article

Two housing officials were shot and injured today as they tried to evict a tenant from a flat in south London.

The man and a woman were rushed to hospital where they are being treated. Their condition is believed to be serious but is not thought to be life threatening.

Armed police raced to the scene after the shooting in Strathleven Road just before 10am.

They forced their way into a flat in the street and arrested a man. He was unarmed but officers later found a gun at the address.

The two officials were said to be in the process of trying to evict the man from the flat when he produced a handgun and fired at them.

One report said the officials were chased down the street by the men as he fired at them. One of the pair was shot, witnesses said.

Police said no shots were fired by firearms officers during the arrest.

The two officials are believed to work for the Metropolitan housing association. A spokeswoman said the pair were being treated in hospital but their conditions were not-life threatening.

There are thought to have been three officials, including a bailiff, who were sent to the flat to evict a tenant.

One offical who works for the company said : “We know that bailiffs are unpopular but we do not expect our staff to be shot at. They are really shaken up.”

A police helicopter was sent to the scene and hovered overhead during the armed operation to arrest the man.

A Met Police spokesman said officers were called to Strathleven Road to reports of a shooting in the street at about 9.50am today.

A local resident told the Brixton Blog: “The first we knew was when police arrived and ran past our front door. Then we saw them arrest a white guy in the middle of the road.”

The street was closed while police forensics experts searched for evidence.

He said : “An armed response unit was sent to the scene. London Ambulance Service were also called to the scene. One man and one woman were injured. They have been taken to a south London hospital.

“Their conditions are unknown but they are not thought to be life threatening.

“A short time later, armed officers forced entry to the suspect’s property in Strathleven Road and restrained a man. He was unarmed. A firearm has since been recovered from the address.

“The man was arrested and has been taken to south London police station where he remains in custody.”

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agreed, not the best way to handle an eviction but to quote Gerald Celente

"When you lose everything, you lose it"

The irony is that the shooter will now not have to worry about having bed & board over his head for a few years, As it will all be funded by us....

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Sorry to be all Daily Mail, but here's what it costs to rent on Strathleven Road.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-37012990.html

Yes that's right kids, £31k of after tax income per year to live in a very ordinary Victorian terraced house in a not especially nice part of south London.

I used to live around there, it's actually one of the better parts of Brixton.

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Sorry to be all Daily Mail, but here's what it costs to rent on Strathleven Road.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-37012990.html

Yes that's right kids, £31k of after tax income per year to live in a very ordinary Victorian terraced house in a not especially nice part of south London.

I used to live around there, it's actually one of the better parts of Brixton.

Big four-bed house with outdoor space, looks in good nick. Value has indeed improved a lot since my exposure to London 30 years ago.

But not enough to think of going back.

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Big four-bed house with outdoor space, looks in good nick. Value has indeed improved a lot since my exposure to London 30 years ago.

But not enough to think of going back.

No indeed, improved != good.

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agreed, not the best way to handle an eviction but to quote Gerald Celente

"When you lose everything, you lose it"

The irony is that the shooter will now not have to worry about having bed & board over his head for a few years, As it will all be funded by us....

Too right - if you're about to lose everything - and that is what the bailiffs and the other officials were arriving to do to him - WHY ON EARTH DO YOU THINK THE MAN SHOULDN'T FIGHT BACK?

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Everyones ethnicity is mentioned except the criminal lol.

Yes - this is a known issue. lack of ethnic identification = ethnic minority.

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Too right - if you're about to lose everything - and that is what the bailiffs and the other officials were arriving to do to him - WHY ON EARTH DO YOU THINK THE MAN SHOULDN'T FIGHT BACK?

Well... if you reduce everything to the bare bones, the law is the state, and the state is a monopoly on violence.

In other words, if, as an individual, you are going to try to break that monopoly by using violence yourself against the state, you are going to lose.

So using violence by yourself does not make sense. They are bigger than you are, and they will always win when it comes to violence.

He did have one thing left before this happened. His liberty. Now he has lost that too.

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Yes - this is a known issue. lack of ethnic identification = ethnic minority.

A local resident told the Brixton Blog: “The first we knew was when police arrived and ran past our front door. Then we saw them arrest a white guy in the middle of the road.”

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