A young girl was killed in Tottenham in the late hours of Monday, by an armed man driving a car.

The victim, 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was shot in the chest by the assailant at 9:30pm and pronounced dead at 10:43 on Chalgrave Road, near Northumberland Park station, where she was being helped.

The woman who helped her, Tyesha Mingo, 21 said:

“Her friend came banging on my door so I came out quickly… I even tried to save her”.

She went on: “I put her on the side and I was rubbing her back, saying everything’s going to be ok”.

Scotland Yard said the killer is still on the loose.

On the same night, in Walthamstow, just three miles away from Tottenham, another shooting, left two young boys injured.

The 16-year-old boy who was shot in the face near Markhouse Road is now in hospital being treated for life-changing injuries which are not-fatal.

The other victim, a 15-year-old boy found with stab wounds is also being treated at the hospital.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the two shootings are not linked and that no arrests have been made yet.

47 murders have been committed in London since January only.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick blames social media over rising crime in the UK, saying: “There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly”.

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  1. Aliyah Coreana
    Aliyah Coreana says:

    I found out late last night on the news the 16 year old boy has passed away in the hospital 🙁 I also find it hard to believe these attacks aren’t linked either.

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