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Murder investigation launched following Enfield fatal shooting

News   •   Mar 20, 2020 21:12 GMT

Victim: Abdullahi Mahmoud, 29

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal shooting in Enfield.

The victim was found injured in Hertford Road, EN3 and died in hospital a short while afterwards.

He is yet to be formally identified but detectives are confident he is Abdullahi Mahmoud, 29, of Enfield.

A man 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Wallis of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, leads the investigation. He said:

“Police were called to Hertford Road in Enfield at 16:36hrs on Thursday, 19 March to a report of a man shot.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Abdullahi with a head injury.

“He was taken to hospital, but despite the best efforts of medics, he later died.

“Our thoughts are with Abdullahi’s family and they will continue to receive specialist support as the investigation progresses.

“This was a violent attack in the middle of the street and my team are working hard to establish who is responsible. We are exploring the possibility there was more than one assailant and would specifically like to appeal to those who may have been shopping in area at this time to make contact with police.

“One line of enquiry is that that this is gang related, however enquiries are in the very early stages and we retain an open mind as we gather evidence and piece together the last moments of Abdullahi’s life.

“If you don’t wish to speak to police, please make the call to Crimestoppers anonymously – the important thing is that you tell us what you know.”

North Area Borough Commander Treena Fleming said: “This is a horrific incident and our first thoughts are with the victim’s family, who have lost a loved one in tragic circumstances.

“I want to reassure local residents that they can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Please, if you have information that you want to share, do approach them and tell them what you know.”

A crime scene remains in place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5035/19Mar, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you have information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon or involved in criminal activity and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.

Young people can also contact the charity Fearless via their website. They are also independent from police. They offer advice on where to get support, and let you pass on information about crime 100 per cent anonymously. Again, they will never record or trace your call or IP address.