A man in his 20s has died after being found with gunshot wounds near Pentonville prison in north London.
Police were called to Roman Way, Islington, at around 3:20pm on Saturday following reports of shots fired.
The London Ambulance Service also attended, but despite their best efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness said he saw the Islington incident from his window.
BREAKING: A young man in his early 20s has been shot dead in broad daylight near to a playground in the Westbourne Estate, #Holloway, north-London.
Armed officers attended after members of the public reported shots being fired.
The victim died at the scene. pic.twitter.com/7WFoLg0UEN— London 999 Feed (@999London)July 4, 2020
“I heard around seven shots, ran to window, and a guy on a bike or moped rode off,” he said.
“He was looking back. When I looked to the park, I could see a guy staggering then fell.
“That was it then police came. They are taping the area now… No one’s allowed to leave.”
The witness who heard gunshots from his window in Islington added: “There’s always crime around here, the shooting is shocking, but not much of a surprise.
“It’s not nice though, especially near the local park.”
The witness, Twitter user @AlpsLifee – who did not wish to share his real name, shared a video of the scene which shows a playground next to the police cordon on Roman Way.
Police have launched an investigation into the shooting.
There have been no arrests, Scotland Yard said.
The man's next of kin have been informed.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has video or images that could assist police, is asked to call 101 ref CAD 4432/4 July.
If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.