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Teenager in critical condition after being shot in head on city street

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
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A man has been arrested after a teenager was shot in the head outside his home and left in a critical condition.

The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the early hours of Thursday morning, police said.

The victim, who is 18, is believed to have been standing with a group of friends at the address in Turnpike Lane, north London, at around 3.30pm on Tuesday when a man opened fire at them.

He was treated by paramedics and an air ambulance crew after his mother called for help and is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Following the shooting, the attacker is thought to have fled the scene on a bicycle along with a second man in the direction of High Street.

The attacker is described as being of Mediterranean appearance and aged around 18, while the other man was described as black and around the same age.

The 20-year-old suspect remains in custody at a north London police station.

Police said they were investigating if the shooting was linked to an argument the victim and his brother had the same day with a man on a bike as they drove down High Street, near the junction with New River Avenue.

Detective Chief Inspector Dan Brown said: "Turnpike Lane would have been really busy at that time of day, with traffic and people on foot. If you saw the shooting or anything that may help and have not yet spoken to police then please get in contact with us.

"At this stage in the investigation we are keeping an open mind regarding possible motivation, but one line of inquiry we are looking into is if the shooting is linked to this earlier row.

"The man involved in the altercation has been described as having olive skin. The row happened in the street, and I'm sure will have been witnessed by a number of people. If you were out in the High Street and saw anything that may help then please pass that information to us.

"This was a bold attack in broad daylight on the victim's doorstep and I want to hear from anyone that knows who the suspects are or who may have vital information for us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.