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MP Meg Hillier, the schoolgirl's family said:
"Shereka Marsh was a lovely typical, bubbly outgoing teenager with lots of friends.
"She was not involved in gangs or violence. She did not drink or take drugs. Her mother always knew where she was.
"Shereka was a responsible, hard working young woman with so much to look forward to."
A 15 year old boy accused of shooting dead teenage schoolgirl Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in London has appeared in court.
Shereka died at a house in Eastway, in Hackney on Saturday afternoon after being shot in the neck.
The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared at Stratford Youth Court charged with murder. He wore a grey fleece and tracksuit bottoms and spoke only to confirm his personal details during the short hearing.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, March 26.
Two 16-year-olds who were also arrested in connection with the shooting have been released without charge, police said.
The death of a young person is always devastating, and our sympathies are very much with Shereka's friends and family. This incident has sent shockwaves through the community in Hackney and we are working to support pupils and staff at Urswick, where Shereka was a much valued member of the school. This has highlighted once again the danger that firearms pose to society; put simply, guns ruin lives.
A Facebook page set up by Shereka's friends - R.I.P Shereka - has over 15,000 likes.
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The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court today.
Shereka Marsh died at a house in Eastway, in Hackney on Saturday after being shot in the neck.
Two 16-years-olds who had been arrested in connection to the shooting have been released without charge, police said.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the shooting of teenager Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney, east London, on Saturday, Scotland Yard has said.
Close friends of teenager Shereka Marsh who was shot dead at a house in Hackney yesterday have described her as the 'life and soul' of their group.
Toby Sadler has been speaking to them.