A trio of Londoners have been praised for rushing to the aid of a shooting victim in Greenwich.

The 28-year-old man was hit in the chest and arm as he sat in a car in Armitage Road.

Police were called to the scene at 8.40pm on Thursday, May 26 to reports of males having fired shots at the vehicle.

Witnesses have praised the three people who came to the man’s aid, saying he owes them his life.

John Zhang told The Evening Standard that two doctors, who happened to be passing with their medical kits, stopped to help and did an “amazing job”.

Paramedics and armed officers arrived a few minutes later and found the wounded man nearby in Feltram Way.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he remains in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are described as non life threatening.

It is believed that the gunman made off on foot in the company of another man before driving off in a small dark-coloured car along Woolwich Road.

Detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command are investigating the shooting but have so far made no arrests.

They are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The shooting happened the day after the Met launched Operation Viper on Wednesday, May 25, to tackle the rise of gun crime in east London.

Read more: East London focus for major crackdown on gun crime

Retired London police officer Norman Brennan tweeted: “Last Night man in 20’s was Shot in Greenwich this is the 123rd Shooting in London this year and we are only in MAY! Do we just accept this?”

Contact Trident on 0208 247 4863 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org