A man has been arrested after a woman was found shot dead close to Arsenal’s football ground, just hours before a home game this afternoon.
The woman was found with severe injuries in Loraine Road, Holloway, north London at around 9.35am, Scotland Yard said.
Despite their efforts to save her she died at the scene.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 38-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody at a north London police station.
The shocking news homes just hours before a premiere league game between Arsenal and Burnley, which is due to start at 3pm.
He added: “A firearm has been recovered and will be forensically examined.
“At this early stage it is believed the arrested man and the woman are known to each other.”
The scene is around 400 metres from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
The stadium, in nearby Hornsey Road, has capacity for more than 60,000 people and will be heaving with crowds for this afternoon’s game.
Arsenal take on Burnley from 3pm.