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Teenager killed in Tulse Hill housing estate shooting

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A teenager has been shot dead on a housing estate in south London.

Nana Darko-Frempong, 18, was found injured outside flats in Tulse Hill estate, Tulse Hill, on Monday night. He died at the scene.

Police were called to Purser House at 2300 BST where witnesses said they heard several shots and reported a car speeding away from the area.

Officers, who have not made any arrests, are investigating whether the murder was gang-related.

'Suspicious vehicle'

Mr Darko-Frempong is the third person to be killed in south London over the past 14 days and the seventh teenager to be killed since the beginning of this year.

The Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident unit, which looks into gun crime in London's black communities, is investigating the incident.

Image caption The Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident unit is investigating the murder

Det Ch Insp Gordon Allison said: "We would urge anyone who may have seen or heard anything between the hours of 2130 and 2300, or seen a suspicious vehicle in the area at the time of this murder, to contact us and assist us in this investigation."

Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP for Streatham, said: "My condolences go out to his family and friends.

"This will have rocked them and the wider community on the estate to the core."

A man, who told the BBC he knew Mr Darko-Frempong, said the teenager had been living on the estate for at least 10 years.

Another man, who moved to the area in the past two months, said he saw a police vehicle patrolling the estate on Monday before the incident.

The Met said it was common for police to patrol large estates.

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