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Tottenham shooting: Man, 30, arrested over girl's death

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Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was found with gun shot wounds in Tottenham on Monday night.

A man has been arrested over the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl in north London.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was shot dead near Northumberland Park in Tottenham at about 21:35 BST on Monday as she walked with friends.

Police believe she died when “shots were fired” from a vehicle as it drove past a group of young people.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at an address in Hackney, east London, on suspicion of murder on Friday morning.

The Metropolitan Police said it was “keeping an open mind” about the motive for the attack as it appeals for witnesses.

Det Insp Beverley Kofi said: “We are appealing to anybody who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward, or who in the hours since this shocking murder are privy to information that could help us find those responsible.

“You may be fearful of repercussions of speaking to police, or have loyalties that you believe can’t be compromised.

“We are dealing with the fatal shooting of a teenage girl, and would implore you to do the right thing and come forward.”

Tanesha died the same day 16-year-old Amaan Shakoor was shot and killed in Walthamstow.

So far this year the Met Police have launched 55 murder investigations in London.

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