Council Leader’s Statement: Murder investigation following shooting in Hornsey Rise Gardens

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “We are shocked and saddened by the death of a 19-year-old man following a shooting in Hornsey Rise Gardens yesterday evening (Tuesday, 8 June).   

“Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim at this extremely distressing and challenging time.   

The Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation into this incident, and has arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. There will also be an increased police presence in the area to help reassure the local community. 

“We urge anyone who saw anything or who has any relevant information on this incident to contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”  

The police were called to Hornsey Rise Gardens at 4.24pm on Tuesday, 8 June to reports of shots fired.   

A 19-year-old man was found with a gunshot injury to his head, and he was later pronounced dead in hospital. A murder investigation has since been launched.  

The Metropolitan Police has arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at a north London police station.  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5570/08Jun. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  

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