North London shooting victim was 'sitting in car'

Scene of the shooting in north London
Image caption The victim was shot as he sat in a car

A man who was shot dead close to a north London Tube station was fired upon as he sat in a car, police said.

Two men approached the car in Langham Parade from the rear and fired between six to eight shots from a handgun, Metropolitan Police officers believe.

The 32-year-old victim, who not been named, got out of the car and died on the pavement near Turnpike Lane station on Wednesday afternoon.

The attackers fled on foot and no-one has yet been arrested.

Det Ch Insp Kenny McDonald said: "This incident took place outside Turnpike Lane underground station during a busy period of the day.

Image caption The 32-year-old man collapsed and died on a pavement close to Turnpike Lane Tube station

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident, or has seen anything in the build-up to this incident, to contact my team."

Staff at some local shops and businesses said they heard gunshots and found the man lying on the ground near a bus station.

Officers believe they know the identity of the victim and his next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place on Friday.

This is the second fatal shooting in the capital this year.

In the early hours of 1 January Aaron McKoy, 22, was shot dead in Portpool Lane, Clerkenwell, central London, after a row at the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar.

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