Murder investigation launched after fatal shooting in Crouch Hill

The police have arrested a 19-year-old man

Wednesday, 9th June 2021 — By Helen Chapman

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Detectives are calling for witnesses following the death of a 19-year-old man in Hornsey Rise Gardens yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

The police were called to Hornsey Rise Gardens at around 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) to reports of gun shots. A 19-year-old man was found with an injury to his head. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at a north London police station.

Leader of the council Kaya Comer-Schwartz said there will be an increased police presence in the area following yesterday’s incident.

She said: “We are shocked and saddened by the death of a 19-year-old man following a shooting in Hornsey Rise Gardens yesterday.

“Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim at this extremely distressing and challenging time.

“We urge anyone who saw anything or who has any relevant information on this incident to contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called on 8 June at 4.21pm to reports of an incident in Hornsey Rise Gardens, N19.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including two ambulance crews, a medic in a response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“A man was treated at the scene and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

A spokesperson from London’s Air Ambulance Charity said: “Our advanced trauma team was dispatched via aircraft by London Ambulance Service at 16:35 on Tuesday 8th June to reports of a shooting in the Hornsey Rise Gardens area. After treatment on scene the patient was transferred by road to a major trauma hospital accompanied by London’s Air Ambulance.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5570/08Jun. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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