Teenage girl shot dead in Hackney

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Media captionA cordon remains in place at the street where the girl was shot, as Helena Lee reports

A teenage girl thought to be aged about 15 has been shot dead at a house in east London.

Police were called to a terraced house in Eastway, Hackney Wick, shortly before 16:00 GMT.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Three youths aged under 18 were arrested nearby and taken into custody at an east London police station.

Police believe they know the identity of the girl, and have begun informing family.

Post-mortem examination

A post-mortem examination is due to be held.

Officers went to the scene, together with London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

A Met Police spokesman said the street remained closed while officers continued to carry out inquiries.

The three youths arrested on Saturday afternoon remain in custody.

Anyone with information that might help with the investigation is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.