London homicide rate overtakes NY after significant increase in stabbings

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"A 16-year-old boy was found with gun shot injuries".

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Metropolitan Police said. "She's never hung around with any gang crime or anything". We are appealing to anyone who was in the area to come forward.

"She was so young, it's terrible".

Describing the victim as a "good girl", she said: "She didn't deserve that".

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 10pm to Markhouse road, E17, to reports of gun fire".

A 16-year-old ten is in hospital in critical condition after being shot.

A Sunday Times report found England's capital recorded 15 murders across the month, which was one victim more than NY.

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said on Twitter there had been a "serious incident involving (a) shooting and stabbing", adding it was "very distressing".

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Police do not know if they are connected at this stage.

No arrests have been made for either incident.

Four teenage boys - two aged 16 and two aged 15 - have been charged with GBH after appearing at Stratford Youth Court.

"The Mayor is deeply concerned by violent crime in the capital - every life lost to violent crime is a tragedy", a spokeswoman for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses today told Sun Online how pals screamed "Tanisha's been shot" while begging for help in Chalgrave Road, north London, after the shooting at 9.35pm - with the teen becoming London's 47th murder victim this year.

The shocking tally means the murder rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York's crime statistics which have fallen by almost 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's harsh crackdown in the 1990s.

In the early 1990s, the New York Police Department (NYPD) rolled out its zero-tolerance approach to crime, deploying a significant number of police officers and conducting numerous preventative actions in high-crime areas to stomp out lawlessness, thereby improving the overall security environment in the city.

Other friends told how they tried to comfort Tanisha in her last moments, staying by her side after the fatal shooting. While the United Kingdom has essentially banned private ownership of firearms, and NYC does have strict gun-control laws, the total number of law-abiding American citizens who own firearms has steadily increased across the US since the 1990s.