A man killed in a late-night shooting in north London has been named as 22-year-old Sharmake Mohamud.

Mr Mohamud, from Newham, east London, was gunned down in Green Lanes, close to the junction with West Green Road, Wood Green, just after 10.30pm on Tuesday.

Armed police were called to the scene along with paramedics and the air ambulance, but he was pronounced dead less than half an hour later.

Although formal identification is yet to be carried out, police said Mr Mohamud’s next of kin have been informed.

Police arrested four men, all in their early 20s, on suspicion of murder and they were bailed to return in early October.

Two other victims who police believe were also injured in the incident have been discharged from hospital following treatment.

They were a 24-year-old man who took himself to hospital after suffering gunshot wounds, and a man in his late 30s, who was hit as he was cycling past the scene.

After being shot, the second man went home to Edmonton, also north London but was later taken to hospital by ambulance.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: ‘We are investigating the brutal murder of a young man. This wanton act has left a family traumatised and mourning the loss of a loved one, while two more people have needed urgent hospital treatment.

‘If you witnessed the shooting, have any information or were driving in the area and have dashcam footage, please call police. Your information will be treated in complete confidence and you can always call Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name.

‘Although four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder, I want the public to understand this is still very early in the investigation and I am sure further arrests will need to made. 

‘We need to take the gun and the gunman off the streets and I need the public’s help to do that.’

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