Tottenham girl's shooting was due to 'postcode war'

A 17-year-old girl was shot dead "for no reason at all" in a fatal drive-by attack during a night of violence in London

The girl was shot dead "for no reason at all" in a drive-by attack, according to witnesses (Credit: Social media)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A 17-year-old girl was shot dead "for no reason at all" in a fatal drive-by attack during a night of violence in London.

The teenager, named locally as Tanesha, was with friends in Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, north London, when she was murdered shortly before 9.30pm on Monday.

Neighbours suggested her death was a tragic result of a postcode war between rival gangs.

A woman who knew the murdered girl said the victim was "just chilling with her friends" when she was shot from a car for "no reason at all".

"The car just pulled up and just started shooting," said the 21-year-old, who did not want to be named. She said she heard the gunshots "like fireworks" from her house.

"I put her on her side and I was just rubbing her back, saying 'everything's going to be OK'. I just can't believe it - so young. It's ridiculous now."

She told how the girl's mother arrived before paramedics, adding: "She was screaming. She didn't know what to do. She didn't deserve that. Her mum didn't deserve to watch her die."

The witness described the victim as a "good girl", adding: "She was so lovely."

Tottenham-raised rapper Wretch32, whose real name is Jermaine Scott Sinclair, was among those to pay tribute, tweeting: "Wish I knew what to say about what's happening in my ends. North London we're better then this man smh R.I.P to the young angel who lost her life last night. love & prayers to the family. I'm honestly lost for words."

A friend of the murdered girl told the Press Association: "Tanesha was a very known, very lovable little girl in the community, she was not involved in any sort of problems with anyone.

"I can't believe she's gone. She was just an innocent child caught up in this stupid postcode war."

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, told how he rushed to help the victim when her friends raised the alarm. "This is not the first time. This is a war," he added.

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