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Appeal after three teenagers shot in Haringey

News   •   Jul 23, 2020 15:42 BST

Detectives from the Mets Specialist Crime Command (Trident) are appealing for information after three young people were shot in Haringey.

Officers were called at 00:42hrs on Thursday, 23 July to reports of gunshots at Rochford Car Park, Willan Road, N17.

Local officers, supported by firearms officers, attended the scene. Three people were found close to the area suffering from gunshot wounds.

All three have been taken to hospital, their next of kin have been informed.

One, a 19-year-old man, is in a critical condition. A second person, a 15-year-old boy, has possible life changing injuries. A third person, a boy also aged 15, has injuries that are not though life-changing or threatening.

It is thought that the gunmen arrived in car, carried out the shootings and then left in the same car.
Three crime scenes are in place. No arrests at this time.

Detective Inspector Gemma Alger, said: “Young men have been shot, one is critically injured and another has injuries that may mean his life has changed forever. We want to stop these acts of violence and we can only do this by people telling us what they know.

“I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward, but I still need more help. I want to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen a car driving around prior to the shooting, or saw it being driven erratically from the scene. Even if you don’t think you saw anything suspicious, if you were around and have any dashcam footage we want to hear from you. You can be reassured that anyone calling police will be fully supported. ”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 297/23JUL

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Commander Paul Brogden of the Met’s Frontline Policing, said:  “This was another appalling crime, where three young black males have become victims in our capital city, two of whom are actually children.

"The Metropolitan Police will leave no stone unturned to bring to justice those responsible, but we need the help of Londoners to break this cycle of violence. Stopping this violent and senseless crime remains the top priority for everyone in the Metropolitan Police Service and our Violence Suppression Units and work within communities has led to hundreds of weapons and violent offenders being taken off the streets. But, it is important the we all contribute, in many different ways, towards keeping our communities safe, please continue to do so wherever you are and whatever role you’re in”.

Community Message from North Area Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming: "Today, in the early hours, my officers were called to sounds of gunshots When they arrived they found one young man and two teenage boys had been shot.

"Of those shot, the young man is in a critical condition and the two boys are being treated for serious injuries.

"I fully understand how frightening this will be for the local community and how devastating for family and friends; my thoughts are with them all.

"My officers are, at this moment, doing all they can to reassure local people and arrest those who were responsible.

"Specialist officers from the Serious Crime Command are investigating and I know they will relentlessly pursue those who carried out this crime.

"There will be extra officers in the area, both to investigate and to give a visible presence, it is important that local people know they have our full support.

"These are your officers, they are there for you, and I would encourage anyone with questions to approach and speak to them.

"We will be listening, both to you and your local community leaders, to see what further steps we take to keep our young people safe.

"These incidents cannot be tolerated, a society cannot be indifferent to the plight of young people who are being injured and killed on our streets.

"If you have information about this shooting, or anyone who is at risk of being involved in violence, you need to speak out.

"My officers will be doing all they can; I am asking our community to do all they can by telling us what they know.

"Alone, neither you or I can stop these terrible crimes, we have to work together."

++ We need their help to identify those willing to commit terrible acts and carry weapons. We need to hear from anyone who has information about a crime, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon or involved in organised crime.
If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free: https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and www.met.police.uk/stopknifecrime