Green Lanes shooting: 22-year old murder victim named for first time


The 22-year-old man killed in a frenzied shooting at a bus stop in North London on Tuesday night (September 21) has been named.

Sharmake Mohamud, 22, from Newham, was found by police and paramedics at just after 10.30pm near a bus stop on Green Lanes in Wood Green, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Despite the efforts of paramedics Sharmake was pronounced dead at the scene just before 11pm.

READ MORE: 2 dead and 2 more shot after horrific night of violence across London

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist police officers.

A post-mortem carried out on Thursday (September 23) concluded Sharmake’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound.

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Two other men are also believed to have been injured in the shooting both were taken to hospital and have been discharged following treatment.

One, a 24 year old man, took himself to a North London hospital following the shooting suffering from gunshot injuries.

The other, a man in his late 30s, is believed to have been going past the shooting when it occurred.

Police were called to his address in the Edmonton area, after he reported he was shot in the Green Lanes area, he was taken for treatment at an East London hospital.

Police have opened a murder investigation and four men, all aged in their 20s have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed to return to police in early October.

DCI Wayne Jolley, who leads the police investigation, said: “We are investigating the brutal murder of a young man. This wanton act has left a family traumatised and mourning the loss of a loved one, while two more people have needed urgent hospital treatment.

“If you witnessed the shooting, have any information or were driving in the area and have dashcam footage, please call police.

“Your information will be treated in complete confidence and you can always call Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name.

“Although four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder; I want the public to understand this is still very early in the investigation and I am sure further arrests will need to made.

“We need to take the gun and the gunman off the streets and I need the public’s help to do that.”

Chief Supt Simon Crick, in charge of the police’s North Area Command Unit, also added: “This is a dreadfully sad loss of life and I understand how shocked the community will be.

“My thoughts are with Sharmake’s family at this tragic time. I want the community to know that they can expect to see more officers in the area and to approach them if you want to discuss any concerns or share any information.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8093/21SEP.

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