17-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound in South London

May 6, 2018 Updated: May 6, 2018    

LONDON–A 17-year-old boy has died after he was found with a gunshot wound in south London, police said on Sunday, the latest killing in the British capital which has suffered a spike in knife crime this year. The shooting occurred one day earlier on Saturday.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement, after police were called about reports of gunshots on May 5.

At the scene, two women who identified themselves as the victim’s mother and godmother said the boy was called Rhyhiem Barton.

 

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