Two men in their twenties were shot in the Leyton attack in east London this evening. A gunman fired at the men in Francis Road just before 7pm. The attack came just over an hour after a woman was found dead in the street in Enfield in north London. Police were called to Enfield by the London Ambulance Service at about 5.50pm on Sunday where they found a woman injured in the street.
The Metropolitan Police said the woman, who was in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene near the Brookbank building in Turkey Street.
Her next of kin have been informed while a post-mortem examination and formal identification will be carried out in due course, the force added.
A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and taken to a north London police station, police said.
The area will remain cordoned off until officers finish carrying out their initial investigations, they added.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Police were called to Brookbank, Turkey Street, at 5.49pm on Sunday, April 7, by the London Ambulance Service.
“A woman, aged in her 20s, was found injured in the street and was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
“A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and he has been taken to a north London police station.”
Witnesses were urged to call the police on 101, quoting CAD reference 5516/7April, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police across the country is struggling to contain the crime wave which has taken Britain by storm in the past months.
As many as 21 people have been stabbed to death in 2019, with North London becoming the most dangerous area of the capital as it counts seven deaths in less than four months.
These two brutal attacks come less than a week after Theresa May hosted a crisis meeting to discuss the soaring knife-crime rate across Britain.
During the summit, which took place in Downing Street last Monday, teachers, parents and health workers were urged to intervene if they spot warning signs of violent crime among young people.
Mrs May said: “In many cases the perpetrators of these crimes are as young as their victims and this is something that has to be of deep concern to us all.”
The Prime Minister also gave police more stop and search powers in a bid to prevent crimes.