Detectives have named the victim of a fatal shooting in Islington as Taylor Cox, who was aged 19 and lived in Barnet

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Taylor’s family are aware and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Police were called at 4.26pm on Tuesday, 8 June to reports of shots fired in Hornsey Rise Gardens, N19. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

They found Taylor with a gunshot injury to his head. He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating, led by Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley.

She said: “We’re working with colleagues across the Metropolitan Police Service to identify those responsible for this most horrific attack, committed with a firearm in broad daylight in a residential area next to a primary school.

“Taylor’s family have lost him in the cruelest way imaginable and they deserve our fullest commitment in seeking justice. I have no doubt that there are persons out there who know who committed this act and I’m asking them to make contact with us.

“Silence protects violent criminals. It is imperative that police and communities work together to apprehend those who are intent on committing serious violence and take them off our streets. There are anonymous methods such as Crimestoppers available in which you will not even have to give your name. What matters most is that you tell us what you know, and we find those responsible.”

Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in and around the area in the coming days.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and was later changed and remanded to appear in court on Thursday, 10 June. His arrest is not being treated as linked to the murder.

There have been no further arrests at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting Op TREWEN and CAD 5570/08JUN21.

Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit