Gatwick arrests after innocent bystanders shot in violent Wood Green dispute

PUBLISHED: 08:03 16 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:24 16 July 2015

The innocent bystanders were shot in a dispute that had nothing to do with them (Google Street View)

The innocent bystanders were shot in a dispute that had nothing to do with them (Google Street View)


Nine people arrested over the shooting of two innocent bystanders in a violent dispute in Lordship Lane, Wood Green, have been bailed - six of whom were stopped by police at Gatwick Airport.

Police were called at around 5.45pm last Friday to reports of a man and woman being gunned down in broad daylight.

Medics desperately tried to save the 42-year-old man but he was pronounced dead over an hour later at the scene, having suffered a fatal shot to the chest.

The 51-year-old woman was rushed to hospital where she is in a critical condition.

On Tuesday police arrested six three women aged 20, 21 and 61 as well as two 16-year-old boys and a 25-year-old man at Gatwick.

All were arrested on suspicion of suspicion of murder or conspiracy to murder and have all been bailed until September.

Three men, aged 55, 23 and 26 were arrested at an address in Hornsey and have also been bailed until September.

Det Ch Insp Tim Duffield said: “The investigation is moving at a fast pace and whilst exact details of what happened remain to be established, what is clear is that two innocent bystanders have been caught up in a violent dispute between other people.

“I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who has information and has not yet come forward and spoken to the police to do so.

“I believe there are people out there who know who is responsible for this terrible crime and I appeal to them to consider how they would feel if their loved one was killed or seriously injured whilst going about their business.

“I would like to reassure anyone concerned about contacting the police that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and there are measures that can be taken to protect you.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 358 0400 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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