POlice confirmed that they considered the possibility that this could be a targeted attack, saying they did not decide anything at this stage of the investigation.
The boy's mother, Reziye, visited the scene and said, "We are destroyed. This violence must stop. "
The Islington councilor Paul Convery said the area had been burdened with gang problems for years, with four fatal bites in Islington in 2018.
"There is a long-standing antagonism between Cally Boy and EC1," he said.
"Violence in this area is happening fairly regularly and there is a worrying concern that something tragic might happen.
He said there were "unpleasant parallels" with the murder of Alan Cartwright in 2015, who was only 15 when he was knocked off while riding a bicycle on the Caledonian road. Nedim is another teenager who was killed in the capital in 2019 after 14-year-old Jaden Moodie dropped out of the moped and escaped the death of a group of men at Waltham Forest on January 8th.
Police patrols in the surrounding areas have been intensified, and paragraph 60 and search warrants have been approved, allowing the police to search anyone in a particular zone.