Murder investigation is launched after teenager, 19, who was shot in the head dies in hospital
A murder investigation has been launched after a 19-year-old man was shot in the head, 100 metres from a school.
Emergency services were called to Hornsey Rise Gardens in Islington, north London, at 4.24pm on Tuesday after police received reports of gunshots in the area.
The teenager, who was found with a gunshot injury to his head, was airlifted to hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Metropolitan Police said.
An investigation has been launched by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command who are looking for information into the circumstances of the incident.
A police spokesman said that a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.
He is in custody at a north London police station.
One man has been arrested after another man was shot in Hornsey Rise Gardens, Islington yesterday afternoon
Police officers set up a crime scene and comb through potential evidence in Hornsey Rise Gardens, Islington yesterday afternoon
Crouch Hill residents reported hearing three shots, as the shooting took place just 100 metres away from nearby Hornsey Day Nursery School.
After the crime scene was set up, officers were pictured combing through discarded items on the street – including a black shoe, clothes and a bright green bag.
An eyewitness told MyLondon: ‘When I came out the front door to see what happened there, what looked to be, teenage boy lying on the ground at the foot of the alley on his front with blood coming from him.
‘A couple of guys were examining him and then started giving him CPR and I called 999.’
Aftermath: The victim, reportedly a teenage boy, was airlifted to hospital after being shot in Hornsey Rise Gardens