Girl, 17, shot dead ‘in gang crossfire’ before boy, 16, is gunned down

Girl, 17, shot dead ‘in gang crossfire’ before boy, 16, is gunned down

A teenage girl has become the latest victim to be murdered on London’s streets amid a deadly crime spree which has gripped the capital and claimed 47 lives. 

The girl, 17, was found with a gunshot wound by police officers at 9.35pm having been shot in Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, and despite emergency services trying desperately for an hour to save her life, she died in the street at 10.43pm.

Scotland Yard told MailOnline that her killer is still on the loose.

The streets of London are now more deadly than New York, with the capital recording a higher murder rate for the first time in modern history in February.

The past two months of bloodshed in London have overtaken New York’s murder rate, official police figures show, as Scotland Yard battles a 38 per cent surge in killings since 2014, with 47 deaths recorded already this year.

Fifteen people were killed in London in February, compared to 14 in New York.

And the trend looks set to continue, with 22 killings in London in March – one more than the city on the other side of the Atlantic, where urban violence has long been prevalent. 

There was a heavy police presence in Tottenham, north London, this morning where a 17-year-old girl died after she was shot on Monday evening

A police car outside the scene of the fatal shooting last night in Chalgrove Road, Tottenham

London also has almost three times the number of reported rapes, but until February this year the murder rate in New York remained higher.   

On yet another day of carnage on the streets of London, a 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot in a separate incident less than two miles away in Walthamstow, East London. 

In the second attack, which happened minutes after the fatal shooting, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed and he is understood to be critically injured.

There were unconfirmed reports last night that the girl was caught in the crossfire of two rival North London gangs, but the Met Police could not confirm the details.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman told MailOnline: ‘Police were called at approximately 9.35pm to Chalgrove Road, N17, to reports of a shooting. 

‘Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS). A girl, aged 17, was found at the scene with a gun shot wound. 

‘Despite the best efforts of LAS, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.43pm. 

‘A crime scene is in place. Her next of kin are aware

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