Ten people have been arrested after two teenagers were killed in separate attacks in South London within a few minutes of each other.
The first was stabbed on Deeside Road, Wandsworth, at 4.42pm yesterday, Friday June 14. He died a short time later.
The second teen was shot dead in a car park in Plumstead shortly before 5pm.
Scotland Yard said three men and a woman were arrested following the shooting, while six men have been arrested over the stabbing.
All 10 were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to police stations for questioning.
Officers are working to formally identify the two victims.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other”.
“Our overstretched police are working around the clock to keep Londoners safe. They need our support to end this scourge of violence.”
Emergency services, including armed police and an air ambulance, were called to a car park in Hartville Road, Plumstead, at 4.54pm yesterday afternoon.
A teenager was found with critical injuries, police said.
He died at the scene soon after.
Minutes earlier a second teeanger was stabbed in Deeside Road, Wandsworth. He also died at the scene despite the frantic efforts of paramedics to save him.
Anybody who has information about what happened either in Wandsworth or Plumstead should do the right thing and call the police, either on 101 or anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.