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Teenager shot dead in south London

The boy was found injured in the street.

A teenager has died after a shooting in south London (Peter Byrne/PA)
A teenager has died after a shooting in south London (Peter Byrne/PA)

A 17-year-old boy has died after being found with a gunshot wound in a street in south London.

The teenager was discovered with critical injuries on Warham Street in Southwark on Saturday evening.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of gunshots on nearby Cooks Road at about 6.05pm.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance rushed to the scene, but the victim was pronounced dead just before 7pm.

The death is the latest in a spate of violent crimes in the capital, as police investigate more than 60 alleged murders so far this year.

The teenager’s next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should contact officers on 101 quoting reference cad 6414/5May, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police tape surrounds much of the area around Aberfeldy House and officers are at the scene.

A police tent has also been set up behind the tape.

St John the Divine Primary School is just outside the police cordon.

It is understood the victim lived locally.

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