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Whittington Park closed as police investigate shooting

Shooting follows "loud kerfuffle" near the Wedmore Estate

22 July, 2019 — By Emily Finch

POLICE forensic officers were seen combing through a park after a man was found suffering from gunshot injuries early this morning.

Neighbours said they heard a “kerfuffle” by the Wedmore Estate, Upper Holloway before hearing gunshots and later a police helicopter in the air.

Officers were called to Wedmore Street at just before 1am this morning (Monday). They found a 36 year-old man with gunshot injuries. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening and he is being treated in hospital.

One man, who lives in the estate but did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, told the Tribune: “None of the residents feel safe going into the park at night, there’s a lot of drug dealing going on.”

Another woman, who lives by the entrance to Whittington Park, said that her grandfather told her he had heard a “loud kerfuffle” from his flat overlooking the park before hearing police officers come rushing into the area.

A crime scene was in place for most of the day which saw Whittington Park and parts of the Wedmore Estate closed off to the public. A police officer was seen guarding a bloodied pile of clothes for most of the day.

There have been no arrests made and the Central North Command Unit are continuing to investigate.

Any witnesses should call the police on 101 quoting reference 304/july22. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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