London's epidemic in violent crime has worsened even further, with a 17-year-old girl being shot dead in Tottenham and two other youths being seriously harmed three miles away. The boys are 15 and 16 years old, with one getting shot and the other stabbed.
According to the London Evening Standard, the incidents occurred late Monday night. Authorities were called to the north London district of Tottenham after a shooting was reported, arriving on scene to find the teenage girl in question suffering from a gunshot wound on a residential street near Northumberland Park station. She was reportedly speaking with friends when an automobile drove by and opened fire.
Despite the best efforts of London Ambulance Service paramedics, the girl's life lasted just over an hour before she was pronounced deceased. A Scotland Yard spokesperson confirmed that the teen's parents have been informed, and that they are most certainly treating this as a criminal matter. However, no arrests have yet been made.
Half an hour later, police were alerted to another shooting which took place in east London, with the victim being a 16-year-old boy. Although he is currently still alive, his wounds are said to be critical and paramedics are struggling to keep him stable.