Teenager killed in estate shooting

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A teenager was shot dead as he ran through a housing estate trying to escape a gunman, neighbours said yesterday.

The 17-year-old victim died in a stairwell at a block in Peckham, south-east London, on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said he was desperately banging on the door of a flat on the eighth floor before being shot. Two other teenagers, one aged 17 and another 18, suffered stab wounds as a group of young men ran amok.

Three male suspects, all believed to be in their teens, were arrested at the scene.