Turnpike Lane shooting: teenager fighting for life after being shot in head in north London

Turnpike Lane shooting: teenager in critical condition after being shot in the head in north London

Police are investigating the shooting of a teenager in north London

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A teenager is fighting for his life after being shot in the head near Turnpike Lane in north London. 

The 18-year-old was attacked after a fight allegedly broke out on Wightman Road just before 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon. He is currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

One witness, a 24-year-old woman, told the Evening Standard: "I saw his friend crying and being comforted by police.

"The atmosphere was awful. People at the scene said there was a big fight for minutes before police arrived.

"There are normally people hanging around there but never normally in a threatening way."

Scotland Yard's Trident and Area Crime Command, the division which deals with gang crime and all non-fatal shootings, is investigating the incident