A Barnet teenager has died after being shot in a residential area of Islington.
Taylor Cox, 19, died in hospital on Tuesday June 8 after being shot to the head.
He was found seriously injured at Hornsey Rise Gardens in Crouch Hill on Tuesday afternoon after police responded to reports of gunfire.
An emergency call arrived at 4:24 p.m. and the London Ambulance Service responded alongside the London Air Ambulance and the Met Police.
Police confirmed on Wednesday morning that a murder investigation was opened after the victim, who police said lived in Barnet, died in hospital.
This morning, the Met confirmed the victim’s identity as Taylor Cox and said his family was supported by specialist officers.
An autopsy will be scheduled in due course.
Victim Taylor Cox. Credit: Met Police
No arrests have yet been made in connection with Mr Cox’s murder, although a 19-year-old man arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon was charged and returned to court today.
A woman from Islington told the Evening Standard she believed the shooting was a “targeted hit” and said the victim was “ambushed” in an alley next to a school.
She said: “There was no argument or anything like that. I just heard the boy who was shot say a word but I couldn’t understand what it was.
“Then I heard very close ‘bang, bang’ shots. Then a gap and one or two more hits like they were making sure to finish him off. It sounded like a targeted hit.
“The shooters fled into the alley. It was like out of a movie.”
The red marker shows Hornsey Rise Gardens. Credit: Google Maps
Detectives investigating the shooting have called on anyone who knows who is responsible for this “horrific” attack to come forward.
Chief Detective Inspector Linda Bradley said: “We are working with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Department to identify those responsible for this most horrific attack, carried out with a gun in broad daylight in a residential area next to ‘a primary school.
“Taylor’s family lost him in the most cruel way imaginable and she deserves our fullest commitment to the search for justice. I have no doubt that there are people who know who committed this. act and I ask them to contact us.
“Silence protects violent criminals. It is imperative that police and communities work together to apprehend those who intend to commit serious acts of violence and remove them from our streets. There are anonymous methods such as Crimestoppers available. in which you will not even have to give your Name.
“What matters most is that you tell us what you know, and we find the people responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting Op TREWEN and CAD 5570 / 08JUN21.
Otherwise, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 06:43:00