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Carnage across England as one teenager shot in head and another stabbed to death

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Two murder investigations have begun after a teenager was shot in the head in broad daylight in north London and a teenager was fatally stabbed outside a school in Luton.

Emergency services were called to Hornsey Rise Gardens in Islington on Tuesday afternoon following reports shots were fired.

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They found a 19-year-old with a gunshot injury to his head. He was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody at a north London police station.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place later.

Police were then also called to Stoneygate Road in Luton at about 16:00 BST on Tuesday after receiving reports that a teenager had been stabbed.

The boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, but was pronounced dead just after 18:00, Bedfordshire Police said.

Police said the victim had not been formally identified, but his family had been informed.

Witnesses said the incident took place outside the school, which is a state-funded academy.

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