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Victim of fatal shooting in north London named by police


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Photo issued by Metropolitan Police of shooting victim Sharmake Mohamud (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Metropolitan Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in north London on Tuesday as 22-year-old Sharmake Mohamud.

Mr Mohamud, from Newham, east London, was gunned down in Green Lanes, close to the junction with West Green Road, Wood Green, just after 10.30pm.

Officers including armed police were called to the scene along with paramedics and the air ambulance, but the man was pronounced dead less than half an hour later.

Although formal identification is yet to be carried out, police said Mr Mohamud’s next of kin have been informed.

We are investigating the brutal murder of a young man. This wanton act has left a family traumatised and mourning the loss of a loved one, while two more people have needed urgent hospital treatment
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley

Two other victims who police believe were also injured in the incident have been discharged from hospital following treatment.

They were a 24-year-old man who took himself to hospital after suffering gunshot wounds, and a man in his late 30s, who was hit as he was cycling past the scene.

He went home to Edmonton, also north London, after being shot but was later taken to hospital by ambulance.

Four men, all in their early 20s, were arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed to return to police in early October.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: “We are investigating the brutal murder of a young man. This wanton act has left a family traumatised and mourning the loss of a loved one, while two more people have needed urgent hospital treatment.

“If you witnessed the shooting, have any information or were driving in the area and have dashcam footage, please call police. Your information will be treated in complete confidence and you can always call Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name.

“Although four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder, I want the public to understand this is still very early in the investigation and I am sure further arrests will need to made. We need to take the gun and the gunman off the streets and I need the public’s help to do that.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 8093/21SEP, or to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.

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