Mother’s wails as man is shot dead outside Turnpike Lane Tube station

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 (John Dunne)
(John Dunne)

Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a man in his 20s was shot dead outside a north London Tube station.

The victim was found after collapsing at a bus stop opposite Turnpike Lane station around 1.10am. He died at the scene. Local residents told how they heard a “bang” followed by screaming and shouting.

An eyewitness said: “I heard at least three shots, ‘pop, pop, pop’. Then the guy staggered holding his side and collapsed. His friends had run away but then came back to help him. I didn’t see a shooter.

 (John Dunne)
(John Dunne)

“Paramedics came and were trying to save him. His mum came to the scene. She was wailing — it was horrific.”

Scotland Yard said the victim’s next of kin had been informed. There were no immediate arrests.

A police cordon was erected with road closures as forensics officers searched for clues. They recovered bullet casings while officers were also seeking CCTV footage from shops near the scene.

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, in charge of policing in Haringey and Enfield, said: "A young man has lost his life in tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. We have a dedicated team of detectives working round the clock to track down the person - or people - responsible.

 (John Dunne)
(John Dunne)

"We also have a team investigating a non-fatal shooting which occurred nearby on Park Lane early this morning. While both investigations are ongoing, I would stress that these incidents are not being linked at this time.

"I understand these events will cause significant alarm among the community and I want to reassure the public that we will have increased patrols in the area today and over the long weekend.

"We are working closely with our partners at the local authority and I would encourage any residents with concerns to speak to our officers or to contact us by calling 101 or 999.

"Tackling violent crime is the Met's number priority, but we need your help and I would also urge members of the community who have any information about either incident to contact us or to report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

At this early stage, anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD356/28May. You can also provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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