Neighbours of a man who was shot dead in Lower Edmonton last night have spoken of their shock. Mohammed Hussein was discovered by emergency crews in Bounces Round just before 10pm last night. They battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"At first I thought it was a firework, but then, when I looked out of the window and saw all the police and paramedics, I realised someone had been shot.
They spent about 20 or 30 minutes trying to resuscitate him but then after about half an hour they put a blanket over him. Blood was just pouring out of him - it was shocking."
A post-mortem examination is due to start at 2.30pm today.
Forensic officers are at the scene this afternoon, examining bullet cases and other evidence in Bounces Road.
"I heard lots of shouting outside the kebab shop, then an hour later I was in my bedroom and I heard two shots. I looked out of my window and the guy was lying on the floor and there was blood everywhere. It's a shocking incident, it's scary to think this kind of thing can happen in your neighbourhood."
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Bounces Road or Walbrook House at 9.45pm to help us with our investigation."
"Earlier in the night a group of guys chased after the victim, who was in a car with a mate, and smashed a window. He then came back later and that's when the shooting happened. He was with three of his friends and I think they ran off when he was shot."
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