The police are investigating the events which led to the tragic shooting of an innocent civilian at his own doorstep which occurred on Monday.
It is believed that the man was shot as a case of mistaken identity. Soon after the shooting, the police were called to the scene in Haringey, north London, where they found the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed later that the man had died at the spot and launched a murder investigation.
According to reports the man was killed after opening the door to two suspicious men in dark clothing with their faces covered in helmets. The shooters took off the scene in haste soon after the incident.
Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, Commander of the Met’s North Area Command Unit, said: “I know that members of the community will naturally be very concerned and shocked.
“Whilst incidents of this nature are rare, that doesn’t detract from the impact this will have had; and I want to reassure local residents that we will continue to work closely with community leaders, key stakeholders, and the local authority to update them and provide reassurance.
“It is at times like this that communities need to come together and support each other. In the meantime residents will see an increased number of officers patrolling in the area to offer reassurance”.