A TURKISH man has been shot dead in his car by a motorcyclist while waiting at traffic lights in Tottenham.

The shooting happened yesterday afternoon at the junction of Great Cambridge Way and Roundway.

The victim has been named by murder detectives as Oktay Erbasli, from the Tottenham area.

Police said the 23-year-old was driving a silver grey Range Rover, registration number LV07 AAX, westbound along the road at about 4.10pm when the attack happened.

It is thought a black Honda Blackbird motorcycle, registration exactly, or similar, to HG07 YGL, pulled alongside Mr Erbasli's vehicle on the nearside before the biker opened fire into the car.

The gunman, said to be the only person on the bike, is described as wearing a black or dark clothing and a black helmet.

Bleeding from the bullet wounds, Mr Erbasli managed to leave the Range Rover and stagger a short distance down the road, before returning to the vehicle and collapsing in the street.

He was taken by ambulance to a north London hospital, but he was pronounced dead an hour later.

Formal identification has taken place and next of kin have been informed. A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow afternoon at Haringey Mortuary.

A five-year-old boy and a female friend of the victim were also inside the Range Rover at the time of the shooting, but both were unharmed.

A murder investigation is now under way, and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.

Detectives said a second motorcyclist, seen at the scene, was riding a blue, grey and white bike, possibly a Suzuki.

He is described as wearing a blue top. Police said they are keen to trace this individual “in a bid to eliminate them from the enquiry”.

Both this bike and the Honda Blackbird sped off west along the Roundway towards Lordship Lane.

Officers are also keen to speak to the occupants of two vehicles that were close to the Range Rover at the time of the shooting.

Both vehicles were travelling ahead of the Range Rover and police said they “sped off at high speed” along the A10 towards the A406 after the shooting.

One was a silver Vauxhall Astra and the other a blue Toyota.

The Toyota may have accident damage to the rear as the Range Rover is believed to have hit this vehicle during the incident, police said in a statement.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, which is leading the investigation, said: “This was a busy rush hour junction and we appealing to the public who may have been in the area at the time, have any knowledge of these vehicles and can assist with information on those involved in this shooting to contact the incident room immediately.

“All calls will be treated in total confidence."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room at Belgravia Police Station on 020 7321 9251 or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A man arrested at the scene of the incident has been released and will face no further action.

The Great Cambridge Road is expected to remains closed between A1080 The Roundway and White Hart Lane, until tomorrow. Diversion are in operation via Lordship Lane, Perth Road and White Hart Lane.