GUN CITY: Two teens arrested on suspicion of the gun murder of Tyler McDermott in Tottenham
TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in Tottenham.
Police were called at approximately 4:20am on Thursday, April 13, to reports of a male injured on Norman Road. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Tyler McDermott (above) suffering from a gunshot injury. He was taken to hospital for treatment, having sustained life-threatening injuries. He sadly died on the afternoon of Friday, April 14.
The two males were arrested on suspicion of murder today, Saturday April 15, and remain in custody at a north London police station. Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, leads the investigation and said: “These two arrests demonstrate the progress our investigation is making. However, there is still significant work to do to identify those involved in Tyler’s murder. "There were a large number of people in the area at the time of Tyler’s murder and I am reiterating my appeal to anyone who was there, or who has information about this incident, to contact police immediately.” Tyler's family continue to be supported by specialist officers. A special post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at Poplar Mortuary on Sunday April 16. Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, head of policing in Haringey, said: “My thoughts are with Tyler’s family following the tragic loss of another young life. “You will continue to see an enhanced police presence in the area, and I would encourage local residents to speak with my officers if they have any concerns. “We will be supporting our colleagues as they investigate this murder, and will do whatever we can to find those responsible. Tackling violence needs the support of communities, and together we can meet this head on.” Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 883/13Apr.
You can also speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.