17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne lost her life last night (April 2nd) after being brutally gunned down in the London Borough of Tottenham.
According to reports from the BBC, Tanesha Melbourne was killed “for no reason” in Tottenham and was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting. It was unlikely that she was the intended victim.
She died when “shots were fired” from a vehicle as it drove past a group of young people. Paramedics who arrived at the scene battled to save her life, but sadly, she was pronounced dead at 22:43 pm near Northumberland Park, Tottenham.
Her name is Tanesha Melbourne-Blake
She was 17 years old
She was shot dead on a street this morning, murdered
There are kids – children – frequently being shot/stabbed to death on our streets/neighbourhoods
— AM🖤DI (@KeloidKrown) April 3, 2018
A 21-year-old woman, who Tanesha told Sky News that she was”just chilling with her friends” when she was shot from a car for “no reason at all.”
She went on: “The car just pulled up and just started shooting.”
Another friend of the slain teen said: “Tanesha was a very well known, very lovable little girl in the community, she was not involved in any sort of problems with anyone.
“I can’t believe she’s gone. She was just an innocent child caught up in this stupid postcode war.”
In London, crowds are currently gathering in the streets of Tottenham in peaceful protest of Tanesha Melbourne’s death.
“People are gathered on the streets of Tottenham tonight… Olders pleading to the youngsters for peace. I hope the gathering remains peaceful,” a local resident told ShineMyCrown.com this evening.
RIP Tanesha Melbourne. 17 is no age to leave this world the way you did. Shame on the UK governments past and present for offering them no hope or future!
Our kids need protection, valuing and a future they see themselves in. #londonshooting
— TraceyMarie (@TraceyMariex) April 3, 2018
Tanesha Melbourne was caught in the cross fire of rival gangs. She was 17 never in trouble and completed her schooling. Society has learnt nothing since Rhys Jones was killed in Croxteth. So sad for Tanesha and her family. Lock the scum up for life!
— Louise ⚽️📚🦉👩🎓 (@LouiseLacy) April 3, 2018
Community is in deep shock. Both schools that she attended speak so fondly and so highly of her. Knife and gun crime that has devastated another family and community is fuelled by turf wars on behalf of gangsters and kingpins to control lucrative markets. https://t.co/8GEE5ERRyl
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) April 3, 2018
It’s time for the government to tackle postcode wars one and for all. We will keep you updated on this story.