Murder probe launched after man dies in North London triple shooting

22 September 2021, 07:06 | Updated: 22 September 2021, 17:55

One man died and two others were injured after a shooting in Wood Green
One man died and two others were injured after a shooting in Wood Green. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

A murder probe has been launched after a young man died and two others were injured in a shooting in North London.

Firearms officers and paramedics raced to the scene in Wood Green, where the 22-year-old man from Newham was pronounced dead.

A second victim was taken to hospital with injuries while a third is believed to have been shot as he rode past, the Met said.

The emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to Green Lanes at 10.31pm on Tuesday.

Officers have since informed the family of the man who died at the scene and they are being supported by specialist officers.

Police were called again just before 11pm when a 24-year-old man took himself to hospital with gunshot injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

They were then called to a home in the Edmonton area, when a man in his late 30s said he had been shot while he was riding past the shooting. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Four men, all aged in their early 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are investigating the brutal murder of a young man.

"This wanton act has left a family traumatised and mourning the loss of a loved one, while two more people have needed urgent hospital treatment."

He added: "Although four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder; I want the public to understand this is still very early in the investigation and I am sure further arrests will need to made.

"We need to take the gun and the gunman off the streets and I need the public’s help to do that."

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, in charge of the North Area Command Unit, said: "This is a dreadfully sad loss of life and I understand how shocked the community will be. 

"My thoughts are with the family of this young man. I want the community to know that they can expect to see more officers in the area and to approach them if they want to discuss any concerns or share any information."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 8093/21SEP, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.