In the latest incident a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a fight with another youth in Forest Gate, east London at around 2pm yesterday.
Champion Ganda, 17, died at the scene and another 16-year-old was treated for stab wounds in hospital.
Hours earlier a 19-year-old died in his hospital bed from a gunshot wound to the head.
|Khadar Hussein (right) and champion Ganda|
The killings take the number of teenage murders in the capital to seven so far this year. Eight teenagers were murdered in the streets of London in the whole of 2012.
Today Champion’s older sister Jennifer paid tribute to the “best brother in the world”.
The 20-year-old mother-of-one, from Canning Town in east London, told the Standard: “He always looked after me, always provided for us when I couldn’t provide for my two-year-old child.
“He always acted like my older brother, so protective of me.
“I bought him cupcakes because I thought he would be injured and I could just say to him, ‘Don’t get yourself into any more trouble’. But they (his attackers) took my life away. My mum is heartbroken.”
Police were called at around 2pm to Sandringham Road following reports of a fight near Sandringham Nursery School.
Champion, who is believed to have been visiting a family member in the area, was pronounced dead at the scene and another teenager was taken to hospital where he is described as being in a “stable” condition.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody in an east London police station.
In a separate incident on Wednesday Khadar was shot in the head in Kenilworth Road at 7.57pm. The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital but died yesterday at 7.55am.
Friends took to social networking sites to pay tribute to the teenager.
Switchkid94 tweeted “Can’t belive it what a madness! Rest in peace Kadar. thoughts out to his family :( xxx”
Friend Jade Holloway said: “On a day like today all you can do is reminisce on the good times & hold onto the memories. Rip Kada”
Detectives are investigating.
No arrests have been made.
Police are appealing for information in both murder inquires.
Anyone with information on the killings should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.