Three arrested over drive-by shooting on London's Waterloo Bridge

Car believed to have been shot at by someone on a motorcycle, say police

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Three men have been arrested after a suspected drive-by shooting on the southbound approach to London's Waterloo Bridge.

The bridge's southbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours following the incident at around 8pm last night, but has since reopened.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A car is believed to have been shot at by someone on a motorcycle.

"A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

"Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident."

The suspects are being questioned at various police stations.

The car came to a stop on the bridge, police said.

Both stairways to north side of Waterloo Bridge are blocked (All photos by Ben Jackson)

Freelance journalist Ben Jackson was at the scene and posted details on Twitter: "A man has been taken away in a police van in handcuffs from Waterloo Bridge, while second handcuffed man being led to a van now."

Last night at 11.36pm he tweeted: "Waterloo Bridge STILL completely cordoned off, traffic moving slowly, police giving travel advice to pedestrians"