A man… was shot in the head when he was caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside… the Ministry of Salsa nightclub in Walworth Road, south London. Moments earlier the gunman had shot another man who had left the nearby Ivory Arch club.
Walworth Rd looks very dodgy at night; many clubs and bars are open until very late, and there’s usually a mob hanging around the Northern end. One of the advantages of the new licensing laws was that closing hours would be staggered to avoid this kind of incident, but there’s a group of venues close to each other which all kick out at the same time.
It was always Old Kent Road which had the bad reputation, but it seems like Walworth Road is determined to outdo it.