Police blocked London roads after investigating a drive-by shooting
Police blocked London roads after investigating a drive-by shooting Twitter: Maria Pasholok

Three suspects have been arrested and are being questioned at various police stations after a suspected drive-by shooting in central London.

Armed police were on the scene on Friday night after a man in a car is believed to have been shot by a person on a motorbike.

The motorbike is said to have pulled alongside the car on the southbound approach to Waterloo Bridge and a pillion passenger is suspected of shooting the car driver through the window.

The victim, in his 20s, was taken to a hospital in east London with non-life-threatening injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called just before 8pm to reports of a shooting on Waterloo Bridge.

"We sent two responders in cars, one ambulance and a duty officer.

"Staff treated a man who was taken as a priority to hospital. He was conscious and breathing."

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."

Freelance journalist Ben Jackson was an eyewitness 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."

Jen Emily was also on the scene. She wrote on Twitter: "Shooting on waterloo bridge. I walked across north side, whole bridge now shut.

"Group of about 6 hooded people being questioned by police."

The bridge itself also reacted on Twitter, saying: