Haringey shooting: Man shot dead on doorstep was 'case of mistaken identity'

19 May 2020, 00:12 | Updated: 19 May 2020, 18:22

A man has been fatally shot in Haringey
A man has been fatally shot in Haringey. Picture: PA

By Kate Buck

A 27-year-old man was shot dead on his doorstep in a suspected case of mistaken identity, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to his head on Monday evening and was pronounced dead at the scene in Wiltshire Gardens, Haringey.

Detectives believe he was shot after opening his door to two attackers, who were wearing dark clothing and motorcycle helmets.

Police were scrambled to the scene at Wiltshire Gardens, Haringey, shortly before 8.30pm following reports of gunfire.

Officers found the victim, a young man in his twenties, suffering a gunshot wound.

Despite efforts from London Ambulance Service paramedics, he sadly could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are underway to trace and inform the man’s next of kin.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

There have currently been no arrests made in connection with the incident, and detectives have asked anyone with information to come forward.

DCI Partridge said: "It would have still been light when the shooting took place and I'm hoping there are people out there who saw something who we've not yet spoken to.

"Did you see a moped arrive or leaving the scene? Did you see it travelling along Finsbury Park Avenue or any of the streets nearby? Are you a driver with dashcam footage of the moped leading up to or after the incident?

"Any information passed to us will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, Commander of the Met's North Area Command Unit, said: "This is a harrowing incident and our immediate thoughts are with the victim's family and friends at this devastating time.

"An experienced and dedicated team of detectives are doing all they can to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

"I know that members of the community will naturally be very concerned and shocked.

"Whilst incidents of this nature are rare, that doesn't detract from the impact this will have had; and I want to reassure local residents that we will continue to work closely with community leaders, key stakeholders and the local authority to update them and provide reassurance."

Witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call police on 101, reference 7506/may18.

To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.

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