Murder probe after teenager dies after being gunned down in east London

A teenager has died after he was shot in east London.

The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital by friends after the incident in Walthamstow, at around 11pm on Saturday night.

The victim was pronounced dead at 11.38pm, the Metropolitan Police said.

A murder probe has now been launched.

It comes less than 24 hours after a 20-year-old man was killed in a "senseless" stabbing at a house party in north-east London.

Two other people, a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, were also seriously injured in the incident, although their injuries were not life-threatening.

There have been more than 100 homicides in the capital so far this year.

Detectives are appealing for information over the shooting on Saturday night.

Police said they were called to Vallentin Road shortly after 11pm.

"The victim – a 19-year-old man – was driven by friends to a north-east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11.38pm," the force said.

"Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.

"A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course."

So far no-one has been arrested and witnesses were urged to contact police.

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