Operation Trident officers – who investigate violent black-on-black crime in the capital – are appealing for witnesses after a 17 year-old teenager was shot dead on a notorious Peckham Estate.
Streatham youth Sylvester Akapalara (pictured) suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the neck and chest on a fourth-floor stairwell at Heron House, Pelican Estate on December 29 and two other youths were stabbed.
Police were originally called to nearby Gannet House, where a 17 year-old had been stabbed and later discovered an 18 year-old had taken himself to hospital with a stab wound.
Sylvester was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:15pm.
Officers are treating all three incidents as linked at this early stage.
An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Allison of Trident.
Anyone who can assist should call the incident room on 020 8247 4554.
If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Two teens aged 18 and 17 were arrested on suspicion of murder at a residential address in Peckham and remain in custody.