Wood Green shooting: Police arrest nine people as part of murder investigation

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Detectives carrying out a murder investigation have arrested nine people, including two teenage boys, in connection with the shooting of two “innocent bystanders” in Wood Green, north London.

The shooting outside the Bros Bakery in Lordship Lane killed father-of-two Erdogan Guzel, and left a woman with serious injuries. Mr Guzel would often sit at the bakery, eyewitnesses said.

Police arrested two men aged 20 and 25 and two boys both aged 16 at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of murder. Two women, aged 21 and 61, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A further three men aged 23, 26 and 55 were arrested at an address in Hornsey, north London on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody.

The Metropolitan Police believe the two victims were not the intended targets of the shooting, and were likely innocent bystanders who were not known to each other.

Mr Guzel was pronounced dead at the scene.

A friend of Mr Guzel who asked not to be named, said: “He was always on this street, he lived nearby. 

"He was a good guy."

The friend added that Mr Guzel has two children, a son and a daughter aged between 15 and 16. They were on holiday in Turkey at the time of the shooting, he said.

Additional reporting by PA