Somali man shot dead at Edmonton


Police at the scene of the shooting on Bounces Road in EdmontonSomalilandsun – A 19-year-old man who died after he was shot in the chest in north London has been named.Mohammed Hussein was found collapsed in Bounces Road, Edmonton at around 9.45pm on Monday and though Paramedics battled for half an hour to save him he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jordan Simbananiye, 18, said: “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.”

Another witness Alexandra Koohi, 21, said she heard shouting and then shots an hour later.

She said: “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.”

She ran with a neighbour to help and said she saw three men running away after the shooting.

A third resident, who did not want to be named, said: “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.”

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.”

Scotland Yard said a post-mortem will take place later today.