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Girl, 17, dead and boy, 16, fighting for life after night of violence in London

The incidents on Monday come amid concerns of rising gun and knife crime in the capital.

A 17-year-old girl has died and a 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after two shootings in London.

Police were called to reports of the first incident in Tottenham, north London, at 9.35pm on Monday.

Officers found the teenage girl, whose identity has not been released, with a gunshot wound in Chalgrove Road, a residential street near Northumberland Park station.

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“Despite the best efforts of the London Ambulance Service, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.43pm,” a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said.

“Her next of kin are aware and a crime scene is in place. No arrests have been made at this stage.”

Less than half an hour after the alarm was first raised in Tottenham, police were alerted to another shooting about three miles away, in east London.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to reports of gunfire in Markhouse Road in Walthamstow at around 10pm.

On arrival they found two young victims suffering from gunshot and knife wounds.

The Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “A 16-year-old boy was found with gunshot injuries. He has been taken to an east London hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

“A second victim, aged 15, has been taken to an east London hospital with stab injuries. We await an update on his condition.”

Launching inquiries into the violence, the Met said no arrests have been made, and the incident in Tottenham is not being linked to the later shooting and stabbing in Walthamstow.

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Local Labour MP Stella Creasy tweeted: “Walthamstow – can confirm tonight we have had another serious incident involving shooting and stabbing.

“Appreciate this is very distressing – I will share more information as and when have it from official sources as only want to share what is confirmed.”

The incidents come amid concerns over rising violent crime in the capital.

On Sunday a 20-year-old man became the 31st victim of knife crime in London so far this year.

He was fatally stabbed moments after leaving a bar in Wandsworth and died in the street.

On Thursday, the family of Abraham Badru, 26, who was shot dead down in Hackney, east London, on March 25 warned that “gun culture is becoming rampant in our community”.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating Monday night’s attacks.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out on the teenage girl in due course, the force said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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