A 22-year-old man was found shot dead in a north London graveyard this morning.
The body with several gunshot wounds was found by a member of the public who dialled 999 inside Tottenham Cemetery just before 8am.
The 62-acre cemetery opened at 7.30am and is less than a mile from Tottenham Hotspurs stadium.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “A murder investigation has been launched in Tottenham after a man was fatally shot in Tottenham Cemetery.
“Armed officers, the National Police Air Service and London Ambulance Service attended after police were called to the cemetery at 07.53am on Monday, 3 September.
“They found a 22-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The man’s next of kin have been informed, however formal identification awaits. A post mortem examination will take place in due course.”
Detective Inspector Simon Stancombe of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “At this early stage of the investigation we are keeping an open mind to the motive of this attack.
“I urge anyone who may have seen anything to contact police as soon as possible.”
By Ben Gelblum and Berny Torre
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