BY TOBY PORTER
Two teenagers were killed in separate attacks in South London within a few minutes of each other on Friday.
The first, Cheyon Evans, was stabbed in Deeside Road, Wandsworth at around 4.20pm and died a short time later.
The second teenager, Eniola Aluko, 19, from Thamesmead, was shot dead in a car park in Hartville Road, Plumstead shortly before 5pm.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “sickened to hear that two young lives have been ended within minutes of each other”.
He added: “Our overstretched police are working around the clock to keep Londoners safe. They need our support to end this scourge of violence.”
Emergency services, including armed police and an air ambulance, were called to a car park in Hartville Road, Plumstead at 4.54pm on Friday.
A teenager was found with critical injuries, police said. He died at the scene soon after. A post-mortem held on Saturday at Greenwich mortuary gave cause of death as a gunshot wound to the neck and chest.
Minutes earlier a second teenager was stabbed in Deeside Road, Wandsworth. He also died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics to save him.
A 17-year-old boy from Merton and Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, of Wandsworth were charged on Sunday with the murder of the 18-year-old man stabbed in Deeside Road.
They appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were remanded in custody. Four other people, aged between 16 and 19 years old, have been released under investigation.
An incident room is open under the Homicide and Major Crime Command and enquiries continue.
Officers from the South West Command Unit continue to patrol the area and will be on hand to speak with local residents as the investigation continues.
Anybody who has information about what happened either in Wandsworth or Plumstead should call the police, either on 101, or anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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