A man is fighting for life in hospital after a double shooting  in Thornton Heath.

Police were called to Green Lane at the junction with Parchmore Road shortly after midnight (Thursday, July 6) to reports of a fight and a shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene they discovered two men with gunshot wounds and both have been taken to hospital.

The men, both 22, were found suffering from gunshot wounds and were rushed by paramedics to a south London hospital.

A spokesman for the Met said one of the men suffered “life-threatening injuries” and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The second man has suffered “life changing injuries to his hand” but his condition is non-life threatening.

Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made, and no weapons recovered.

Just over a week ago police were called to Kensington Avenue in Thornton Heath to reports of gunshots at about 3am (June 25) but when they arrived there was no trace of anybody who had been injured.

Shortly after, police were called to a south London hospital after a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man self-presented with non life-threatening gun shot injuries.

In this latest shooting police set up a cordon around row of shops on Green Lane, including Foundation Cutters hairdressers, The Village takeaway, the chicken shop next door and Presidential Foods

It comes just days after police made appeals for help in the murder of  Tino Makwanya who was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was sat in the front passenger seat of a black Volkswagen Golf on June 9 in central Croydon.