A teenage boy has been shot dead in London, just minutes after a man in his thirties was stabbed in the head elsewhere in the increasingly crime-stricken British capital.
The victim, reportedly in his late teens, was attended to by the London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police officers at Friar Mews, West Norwood, around 4:10 p.m., but he was pronounced dead after a little over 40 minutes.
“Officers are in the process of informing his next of kin,” confirmed the police, who have two males in custody in connection with the slaying.
"Formal identification awaits; a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. A crime scene remains in place".
"The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed and will be leading on this investigation".
"A number of enquiries including review of local CCTV footage and forensic analysis at the scene are in hand".
“Detectives are urging witnesses to speak to police at the scene, call officers, or Crimestoppers anonymously.”