Chinelle Jennings, 16, a friend and schoolmate of the victim for five years, was among a group of eight of the girl's friends who gathered opposite the house where the shooting happened.
"She was a nice bubbly girl and she loved to party, loved shopping. She was just like the kind of girl that you would have to fall in love with," she said.
"She liked PE. Her favourite subject was history. She was good at sports. She wanted to study business."
The teenager added: "She lived with her mum, her dad was in Jamaica. They just had each other, just them two and they lived together. She cherished her mum.
"Her mum was very protective."
Drew Percival, 16, a friend of the victim for three years, said: "She had a good mindset, she was very funny. She was more of the business type. She liked her clothes, it was all designer. She was very sociable, a lot of friends.
"She was good at sports. She was always that person who was making everyone laugh. Sleepovers, party time and food - she used to eat! She even used to tell me what to wear.
"She had a range of things she wanted to do. She was an only child. We tried to speak to her mum but she wasn't in. Some of the teachers came to the Homerton hospital last night. They were trying to calm everyone else."