A murder investigation has been launched after the victim of a street shooting died in hospital.

The man has yet to be formally identified, but detectives are confident he is Abdullahi Mahmoud, 29, from Enfield.

Scotland Yard said police were called to a report of a shooting in Hertford Road in Enfield shortly after 4.30pm on Thursday.

Mr Mahmoud was found at the scene with a head injury and taken to hospital where he later died.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Wallis of the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command, said: "Our thoughts are with Abdullahi's family and they will continue to receive specialist support as the investigation progresses.

"This was a violent attack in the middle of the street and my team are working hard to establish who is responsible.

"We are exploring the possibility there was more than one assailant and would specifically like to appeal to those who may have been shopping in the area at this time to make contact with police.

"One line of inquiry is that this is gang related, however inquiries are in the very early stages and we retain an open mind as we gather evidence and piece together the last moments of Abdullahi's life.

North Area Borough Commander Treena Fleming said: "This is a horrific incident and our first thoughts are with the victim's family, who have lost a loved one in tragic circumstances.

"I want to reassure local residents that they can expect to see an increased police presence in the area.

"Please, if you have information that you want to share, do approach them and tell them what you know."