Increased police presence in Islington after teenager shot in the head
- Credit: Met Police
Islington's council leader has offered "heartfelt" condolences following the shooting of a teenager.
Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz said she was "shocked and saddened" after hearing about yesterday's incident.
Police were called to the scene at 4.24pm on June 8 to reports of shots fired. A teenager was found with a gunshot injury to his head and was later pronounced dead in hospital.
The Met has since launched a murder investigation and a 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.
The council says there will be an increased police presence in the area.
Cllr Comer-Schwartz added: “Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim at this extremely distressing and challenging time. "