A fifteen (15)-year-old Ghanaian has been stabbed to death outside McDonald’s in London, United Kingdom, ABC News can report.
The deceased, noted to be a budding footballer, has been identified as Baptista Adjei.
The ‘popular’ young boy was fatally knifed in his school uniform outside McDonald’s, in Stratford Broadway, at 3.20pm on Thursday.
ABC News has gathered that the 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics whose efforts to keep him alive were unsuccessful.
According to reports, the Police believe, Baptista, was either attacked while on the bus or shortly after he got off.
His school friend was also rushed to hospital with stab wounds, where he remains with non-life-threatening injuries.
The talented footballer, who was wearing the uniform of Catholic Boys’ School, St Bonaventure’s, in Forest Gate, when he was attacked, had recently tried out for League One team Ipswich Town.
According to reports by UK online news site, The Sun, his Aunty Aretha Adjei, few hours after he was declared dead indicated “He had just finished school. He spoke to his mum on the phone about coming home after popping into McDonald’s with a friend. Twenty minutes later he was stabbed to death. His mother is not coping well. She only has two children. You can’t imagine her pain. She keeps saying how she should have gone and picked him up”.
In a separate stabbing about five hours later, an 18-year-old man was knifed to death in south London.
Police found the man suffering from stab injuries on the Brandon Estate in Camberwell, at about 20:20 BST.
BBC reports that he died at the scene an hour later and no arrests have been made.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who tweeted on the deaths said he was “utterly devastated” to hear about the two killings.
Devastated to hear that two young Londoners have lost their lives to violent crime. My condolences to the loved ones of the victims at this extremely tough time.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) October 11, 2019
London has in 2019 alone, recorded at least 110 homicides with about 70 of those being fatal stabbings.
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