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Three arrested after a girl shot dead in London

A girl believed to be around 15-years-old was shot dead in east London on Saturday.

Three males, all under 18, were arrested nearby and taken to an east London police station, where they remain in custody.

Police said the teenage victim was gunned down inside a building at Eastway, near Hackney Wick station, shortly before 4pm today.

Police at the scene in Eastway, Hackney in east London where a teenage girl has been shot Credit: Gregory Walton/PA Wire

Americans hold vigil for victims of gun violence

Hundreds of Americans held a vigil for the victims of gun violence on the cusp of one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 children and 6 teachers dead.

The multi-faith service in National Cathedral in Washington DC brought together religious leaders and families of the victims of gun violence.

Many guests took to the stage, talking about their experience of losing a loved one in a gun attack.

Anthony Hardmon spoke about the pain after his 19 year-old sister Ashley was killed after being shot in the back of her head few blocks away from her home in Chicago.

Anthony Hardmon shows a picture of his late sister Ashley Credit: NBC News

Tom Sullivan showed the audience a picture of his son Alex, who died as he celebrated his 27th birthday with the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

Tom Sullivan speaks about his son Alex who died in the Aurora shooting Credit: NBC News
Hundreds gathered in the National Cathedral in Washington DC Credit: NBC News
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