Rapper Wretch 32 'lost for words' after teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham
North London rapper Wretch 32 has said he is "lost for words" following the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in Tottenham.
The victim, named locally as Tanesha, was killed in a drive-by attack while she was with friends in Chalgrove Road shortly before 9.30pm on Monday.
Her death - the fifth fatal shooting in London in 2018 - means the Metropolitan Police have now launched 47 murder inquiries this year.
Wretch 32, who was raised in Tottenham and whose real name is Jermaine Scott Sinclair, tweeted: "Wish I knew what to say about what's happening in my ends. North London were better than this man smh R.I.P to the young angel who lost her life last night.
"love & prayers to the family. I'm honestly lost for words."
TV and radio presenter Snoochie Shy said that communities need to "actually start mentoring young people".
Her first tweet said: "My thoughts go out to Tanesha, the 17 year old who's lost her life last night. My heart goes out to her family who have now lost their little girl."
She then commented: "We as a community need to actually start mentoring young people. It's not enough to tweet why's and how's, it's about actively speaking to the kids."