A man has died after being shot near a busy London Underground station late last night.
London Ambulance Service were called to the scene near Wood Green underground station shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday where a man had been blasted in the latest horror on the streets of the nation’s capital.
An air ambulance was despatched to reach the bloody scene as quickly as possible. While an ambulance, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a fast response car and a tactical response unit were all also deployed to the scene in the borough of Haringey.
Sadly the victim, whose identity has not yet been revealed, died at the scene.
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.28pm tonight (24 July) to reports of a shooting near Wood Green Underground Station, N22.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a fast response car and members of our tactical response unit. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“Sadly, despite best efforts, a man died at the scene.”
The Metropolitan Police has been contacted for comment.
The incident in Haringey comes little more than a week after a woman was shot in the back in Brockley, south-east London.
Gun crime and knife crime continue to be two of the most prevalent concerns for Londoners.
In an attempt to keep gun crime low and prevent access to illegal firearms, Metropolitan Police launched Operation Elie in March
The operation has seen “Viper teams”, supported by armed officers, patrolling areas based on intelligence related to the transportation of guns.
Commander Dave McLaren, who leads the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, has said that the number of shootings in London has dropped over the last four years.