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Man shot dead near Tube station

A man in his 30s has been shot dead near an Underground station in north London.

The shooting happened near Turnpike Lane Tube station on the Piccadilly Line on Wednesday afternoon, according to Scotland Yard.

Langham Road, where the incident took place, was cordoned off by police and a number of officers including forensics remain at the scene.

A member of staff at the nearby Elizabeth Ross Hair and Beauty salon said the victim was a Turkish man.

The employee, who declined to give her name, said she emerged from the shop to see a woman crying and a large police presence.

Staff at other local businesses reported hearing three gunshots and seeing the man's body lying on the ground near the bus station.

Police said the victim had not been formally identified.

It is understood to be the second fatal shooting in the capital this year and comes after a New Year's Eve reveller was shot dead during the early hours of his 22nd birthday.

Aaron McKoy was gunned down in Portpool Lane, Clerkenwell, London, following a disturbance at the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar at around 4am on January 1.

He had been involved in an altercation at a busy wine bar shortly before his murder, Scotland Yard said.


From Belfast Telegraph