Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17, died of gunshot wound, with 16-year-old boy in critical condition after separate shooting who later died in Hospital.
Police were called to an incident in Tottenham at 9.35pm on Monday and found Tanesha Melbourne-Blake with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was shot while in the street with a group of friends, by a gunman in a moving car.
A woman who knew Tanesha said that she was “just chilling with her friends” when she was shot from a car for “no reason at all” in Chalgrove Road, a residential street near Northumberland Park station.
“The car just pulled up and just started shooting,” said the 21-year-old friend, who did not want to be named. She said she heard the gunshots “like fireworks” from her house.
She said that Tanesha’s mother arrived before paramedics, adding: “She was screaming. She didn’t know what to do.”
“She didn’t deserve that. Her mum didn’t deserve to watch her die,” she said. She described the victim as a “good girl”, adding: “She was so lovely.”
"Crime's everywhere. It's appalling", according to one Tottenham resident who says some people are even scared to leave their homes. Last night, a 17-year-old girl was shot dead in a drive-by attack during a night of violence. More here https://t.co/DWDV2aJT2a https://t.co/KFJPq4Xis8— ITV London (@itvlondon) April 3, 2018
16-year-old boy was found suffering from gun shot injuries in Walthamstow, and in hospital in critical condition but later died..
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."
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.— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) April 2, 2018
There have been no arrests at this stage in relation to both incidents and they are not being treated as linked.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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