Teen dies after being shot in the head near nursery – police launch murder probe
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A teenager has died after being shot in the head close to a nursery school.
The 19-year-old victim was rushed to hospital after the attack in Hornsey Rise Gardens, Islington, north London, on Tuesday, June 8.
Police were called to the scene at 4.24pm, and have since arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.
The shooting unfolded just 100m away from the Hornsey Day Nursery School.
An eyewitness told My London: "When I came out the front door to see what happened there, what looked to be, teenage boy lying on the ground at the foot of the alley on his front with blood coming from him.
"A couple of guys were examining him and then started giving him CPR and I called 999."
The victim's next of kin have been informed of his tragic death.
Resident Ilran Fisher, 38, said: “My husband and I were outside. "I thought it was teenagers playing with firecrackers.
“We just walked past it and heard a huge crash. We saw two teenagers. One looked like he had fallen off his bike.
“We kept going so the 'firecrackers' didn’t hit the baby.”
Another eyewitness took cover in her front garden after hearing the gunshots.
She said: "We thought [people were] nicking my car. I heard my neighbour opposite saying that someone had a gun."
A Section 60 order has since been granted for a large part of the borough of Islington, giving police increased stop and search powers.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement: "A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
"Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are investigating and enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
"Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5570/08Jun. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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