A 34-year-old man was shot in Fontaine Court in Southgate at approximately 7.20pm yesterday and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Enfield Independent understands the victim was Turkish, from Tottenham, although this remains unconfirmed.Well, well, well…
Naturally, this is a totally mystifying event, for some:
Councillor Henry Lamprecht, who leads Southgate Green, said: “There has been a quantum leap from people knifing each other to shooting each other now, and this by all accounts is just an execution on the streets, it’s just frightening.
“We need to nip this in the bud - we need to find out where these guns are coming from. It’s a leap that is taking place from people walking with knives that are easily obtainable to guns that shouldn’t be easily obtainable. “I guess criminals don’t obey laws. Still, never mind.
We destroyed our pistol shooting industry and needlessly inconvenienced future sportsmen and women, so, there’s that…
Cllr Lamprecht said the shooting, in a built up area, could have led to more fatalities. The Conservative politician said: “It is entirely possible that these bullets could have gone astray and killed more people. If they can get guns so easily what is preventing a massive tragedy from happening?“The fact that they’re only interested in killing each other? So far, anyway.
Meanwhile, in Croydon:
Rival gangs have been battling for control of Croydon’s London Road, leaving residents and shopkeepers terrified. Two incidents within a week of each other last month left several men with serious injuries after clashes between rival Tamil gangs.Now, why do these gangs act with such impunity?
A restaurant worker who was also too scared to be identified in fear of reprisal attacks, said: “These people do not care about the police.
“In my country they would run as fast as they can from the police but here they just laugh at them.”Hmmm...