Police have named the 26-year-old gunned down in Enfield earlier this week.

Christopher George, of Enfield, was shot dead in Sebastopol Road shortly before 9pm on Wednesday, July 29.

Officers were called to the sound of gunshots and on arrival found Christoper suffering from bullet wounds.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance treated his wounds, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Superintendent Ella Marriott, Acting North Area Commander, said: “A young man is now dead, this can never be accepted and whether as individuals or as a community, we have to show we care.

"Through working together with specialist homicide detectives, Enfield Council and with our community’s support, we will ensure that we bring to justice those guilty in order to maintain the safe Enfield that all those affected deserve.”

Although formal identification has yet to take place police have informed Christopher’s family of his death.

Detectives believe he was sitting in a car when he was approached by two men on foot and shot at close range.

The two suspects may then have made off from the scene in a car towards Felixstowe Road.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Inspector Dave Hillier, said: “Firstly let me be clear, we have a completely open mind about the motive for this crime.

"Any speculation at this stage is very unhelpful and may hinder our inquiry. We are appealing for information after a young man who has callously been shot dead in the street. He has a family and friends who are today in mourning and looking for answers.

"I am asking for the community to support them in their grief by telling us what they know - if you don’t want to give your name call Crimestoppers. I want to assure anyone giving information they will be fully supported and doing the right thing.”

A crime scene is in place and there have been no arrests.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, said: “I am deeply concerned about the incident on July 29 and my thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased, as well as the local community as a whole.

“If members of the public have any information which could help in this investigation, I would urge them to contact the Metropolitan Police at the earliest opportunity.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 7664/29JUL.

To give information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.