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Forensics officers outside Purser House in Tulse Hill, south London, where a teenager named as Nana Darko-Frempong was shot dead

Forensics officers outside Purser House in Tulse Hill, south London, where a teenager named as Nana Darko-Frempong was shot dead

People gather outside Purser House in Tulse Hill, south London, where Nana Darko-Frempong was shot dead

People gather outside Purser House in Tulse Hill, south London, where Nana Darko-Frempong was shot dead

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Forensics officers outside Purser House in Tulse Hill, south London, where a teenager named as Nana Darko-Frempong was shot dead

A murder hunt has been launched after a teenager was shot dead in an apparent gangland hit.

Nana Darko-Frempong, 18, was blasted four times outside a block of flats on Monday night before his attackers sped away in a car.

Scotland Yard launched appeals for witnesses as forensic officers scoured the scene in Tulse Hill, south London.

The victim - the seventh teenager killed in the capital this year - died at the scene after being set upon in the grounds of Purser House at 11pm.

He is believed to have lived on the estate for about 10 years.

Scotland Yard's Operation Trident unit, which investigates gun crime in London's black communities, is investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Allison appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: "We would urge anyone who may have seen or heard anything between the hours of 9.30pm and 11pm, or seen a suspicious vehicle in the area at the time of this murder, to contact us and assist us in this investigation."

Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham, said he had been in "close contact" with police over the incident.

Mr Umunna said: "My condolences go out to his family and friends. This will have rocked them, and the wider community on the estate, to the core."

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