Edmonton shooting: Man shot dead in 'callous' north London attack named

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  • July 30, 2020
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A 26-year-old man who was “callously” shot dead in north London has been named by police as Christopher George.

Emergency services were called to Sebastopol Road in Edmonton at around 9pm on Wednesday after gunshots were reported.

Mr George was found with gunshot injuries. Paramedics battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

While formal identification is yet to take place, Scotland Yard has named the victim as Mr George, from Enfield. His family have been informed.

Police at the scene in north London (Matt Writtle)

Investigating officers currently believe the victim was sitting in a car when he was approached by two men on foot.

He was then shot at a close range. Police believe the two suspects may have then fled from the scene in a car.

A crime scene is in place and no arrests have been made.

Police have issued an appeal for information about the incident.

Detective Inspector Dave Hillier, who is in charge of the investigation, said: “Firstly let me be clear, we have a completely open mind about the motive for this crime.

“Any speculation at this stage is very unhelpful and may hinder our inquiry.

A police cordon was in place at the scene of the shooting on Thursday morning (Matt Writtle)

“We are appealing for information after a young man who has callously been shot dead in the street. He has a family and friends who are today in mourning and looking for answers.

“I am asking for the community to support them in their grief by telling us what they know – if you don’t want to give your name call Crimestoppers.

“I want to assure anyone giving information they will be fully supported and doing the right thing.”

Detective Superintendent Ella Marriott, acting North Area Commander, added: “A young man is now dead, this can never be accepted and whether as individuals or as a community, we have to show we care.

“Through working together with specialist homicide detectives, Enfield Council and with our community’s support, we will ensure that we bring to justice those guilty in order to maintain the safe Enfield that all those affected deserve.”

Enfield Council’s Leader, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, said he was “deeply concerned” about the incident.

“My thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased, as well as the local community as a whole,” said councillor Caliskan.

“We work closely with the Metropolitan Police on community safety and will continue to provide any support necessary to them and to residents.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 7664/29JUL.

Information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.