Police have named the victim of a shooting  in Cockfosters.

Bulent Kabala, 41, from Enfield, has been named as the man who was shot in a "targeted hit" in Mount Pleasant on Febuary 12.

Police were called at 11.44pm on the day to the junction with Edgeworth Road to reports of shots fired.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance battled to save him, but he died just after midnight from gunshot wounds.

At this stage police believe the evidence points to a targeted hit, where Mr Kabala stepped out of his taxi when a number of people got out of a blue van and shot him multiple times.

The cab driver is believed to have been on his way to a job when the shooting occurred, after which the suspects got back in the van and drove off in the director of Park Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh of the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: "I want to build up a picture of why someone would have wanted to kill Bulent Kabala.

"It is vital that we hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, and from anyone who can help us understand more about Bulent's life and the people he associated with.

"Any fragment of information could assist the investigation. Please do not assume that we already have your information."

He assured anyone reluctant to contact the police that their call will be treated in the strictest confidence.

There have been no arrests and a post-mortem is expected to take place at Northwick Park mortuary later today,

Anyone with information can contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.