Man shot dead on London doorstep ‘in case of mistaken identity’

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Detectives have called for witnesses to come forward after a man was fatally shot in his own doorway in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

Officers were called to the scene in Haringey, north London, just after 8.20pm on Monday where they found a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. A murder investigation has since been launched

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, said: “This was a cowardly attack on an innocent man who was shot dead on his own doorstep.

“Although at an early stage of the investigation, I strongly suspect that he was not the intended target of this attack; making this case all the more tragic.

It would have still been light when the shooting took place and I’m hoping there are people out there who saw something who we’ve not yet spoken to”.

While officers continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding the case, it is believed the man was fired upon after opening the door to two suspects in dark clothing – their faces obscured by motorcycle helmets.

Following the incident the suspects are believed to have fled the scene on a moped.

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, Commander of the Met’s North Area Command Unit, added: “I know that members of the community will naturally be very concerned and shocked.

“Whilst incidents of this nature are rare, that doesn’t detract from the impact this will have had; and I want to reassure local residents that we will continue to work closely with community leaders, key stakeholders and the local authority to update them and provide reassurance.

“It is at times like this that communities need to come together and support each other. In the meantime residents will see an increased number of officers patrolling in the area to offer reassurance”.

Witnesses or those with information that may help should call the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111

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