Man in his 20s is shot dead on a north London housing estate in late-night gun attack
- A man in his mid 20s was shot dead following a gun attack in Edmonton at 9pm
- The victim was declared dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics
- The gunman escaped before police arrived at the scene on Beaconsfield Road
- Officers have secured the crime scene and are appealing for witnesses
A man has been shot dead following an attack in north London around 9pm on Wednesday
Police, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance spent an hour battling to safe the man’s life before he was declared dead at the scene.
The victim is believed to be in his mid 20s.
Scotland Yard said they received reports of the shooting on Beaconsfield Road, Edmonton at 9pm.
Forensic crews worked into the early hours of this morning gathering clues to find the killer
An officer guards the scene in Edmonton hours after the shooting at 10pm last night
A spokesperson said: ‘Officers attended and found a man – believed to be in his mid-20s – in the street suffering from a gunshot injury. They immediately provided first aid.
‘The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended but despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 22.00hrs
‘A crime scene has been put in place. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’
Emergency services spent an hour battling to save the young man’s life, who was declared dead around 10pm
A witness said the gunman chased the victim in a car and got out of the vehicle before shooting the young man in the chest and fleeing the scene.