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Teenager dies in hospital after Camden Lock shooting

PUBLISHED: 11:28 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:06 07 September 2010

A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Camden Town on Saturday night has died. The teenager, who has not yet been named, died in hospital on Wednesday night four days after he was gunned down in Gilby s Yard, near Camden Lock, around 11pm. He was t

A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Camden Town on Saturday night has died.

The teenager, who has not yet been named, died in hospital on Wednesday night four days after he was gunned down in Gilby's Yard, near Camden Lock, around 11pm.

He was taken to hospital after the shooting in a critical condition and was placed on a life support machine.

But late on Wednesday he became the 15th teenager to die in a violent attack on the streets of London since the turn of the year.

No arrests have yet been made but police are keeping an open mind as to whether the killing was connected to another shooting in Archway the previous day.

At around 3am on Friday morning armed police responded to an emergency call to find a boy with a gunshot wound to his stomach on Girdlestone Walk.

A 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were arrested close to the Archway scene.

The incidents are thought to be related to a turf war between drug dealers of African origin.

Police in Camden have condemned the wave of violence. Superintendent Paul Morris said: "This is a shocking tragedy. We are stepping up patrols in the borough to reassure the community, and specialist officers are investigating the incident.

"In addition, we are working closely with community groups to offer any other reassurance which we can."

Anyone with information to help the enquiries should call 020-8733 4774 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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