East London shooting: Police launch murder hunt after teenager pronounced dead at scene

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Police were called at 10.44pm yesterday evening (Source: Getty)

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward to assist in a murder investigation after a teenager was shot dead in North Woolwich late yesterday evening.

At 10.44pm police and other emergency services were called to Roebourne Way after reports of shots being fired.

They found a boy, believed to be in his mid-teens, with gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said detectives have opened a murder investigation.

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Shortly afterwards a man in his 20s was found also with gunshot injuries in nearly Claremont Close. He was taken to an east London hospital. He is in a stable condition with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The next-of-kin of the fatally wounded boy are in the process of being informed, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact the Met incident room on 020 345 3715 or via Twitter @MetCC

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