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.
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