Met Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was shot in the head.
The incident happened in Islington, North London late yesterday afternoon (8 June).
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. Police have confirmed that the man remains in custody at a north London police station.
Met Police said: “Police were called at 16:24hrs on Tuesday, 8 June to reports of shots fired in Hornsey Rise Gardens, N19. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.
“They found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot injury to his head. He was taken to hospital where he subsequently pronounced dead.
“His next of kin have been informed.
“A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
“Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating and enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
Source: Met Police