Highbury shooting leaves man, 19, in hospital – hours after 16-year-old boy is shot near the Cally and days after gun fired at men in Holloway

PUBLISHED: 14:07 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 27 July 2018

A file image of Highbury Fields. Picture: Ken Mears

A file image of Highbury Fields. Picture: Ken Mears


A teenager is in hospital with gunshot wounds following a shooting in Highbury on Wednesday night – the second in 24 hours and Islington’s third in four days.

The man, 19, was found in Corsica Street after a fight broke out in Highbury Crescent, by Highbury Fields. His condition is described as “stable”.

It came after police found a 16-year-old boy also suffering gunshot wounds in Muriel Street, just off the Cally, at 1.20am the same day.

He is at an east London hospital in a “stable” condition.

Wednesday’s shootings follow reports of a gun being fired at a group of men in Warlters Road, Holloway, at 1.30am on Sunday. No one has reported being injured in that attack and no arrests have been made.

In response to the most recent incident, police upped stop and search powers across the entire borough for seven hours using a “section 60” order – meaning they had the right to search anyone without reasonable grounds. The order expired on Thursday morning.

Scotland Yard’s gangs unit is involved. No one has been arrested over either incident.

“Police were called at approximately 10.20pm on Wednesday to reports of a fight and gunshots heard on Highbury Crescent, N5,” said a spokesperson.

“Officers, including firearms officers, attended.

“A 19-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot injuries nearby in Corsica Street. He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 15:42

Police want to speak to this woman over £1,500 worth of damage to a minicab caused by two passengers.

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

Yesterday, 11:58

It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington – now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

Yesterday, 10:23

Eastenders actor and Celebrity Masterchef winner John Partridge will be switching on the Archway Christmas lights.

Mon, 19:13

A 61-year-old man threatened to fetch his gun while arguing with a shopkeeper in King’s Cross Road on Sunday, it is claimed.

Mon, 18:22

A sports academy is offering free sessions to Islington children every Sunday morning at Market Road Football Pitches.

Mon, 17:02

A discount card supporting local independent businesses has expanded into Islington.

Mon, 15:39

Firefighters rescued a man from his bedsit above the Archway Tavern this morning after it went up in flames.

Promoted Content

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now