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|Youth, 16, shot dead at ice rink
||Youth, 16, shot dead at ice rink
(30 minutes later)
Seven people have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was shot dead inside Streatham Ice Rink in south London.
|Police said there were about 300 people in the venue at the time of the shooting, at 2255 GMT on Saturday.||Police said there were about 300 people in the venue at the time of the shooting, at 2255 GMT on Saturday.|
The victim, named by police as James Andre Smarrt-Ford, was taken to a south London hospital where he was pronounced dead at midnight.
Six male youths and an 18-year-old man are being held at south London police stations over the shooting.
|No weapon||No weapon|
It is not believed the victim was skating at the time.
His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place shortly.
|The arena was closed on Sunday while officers searched for evidence. No weapon has so far been recovered.||The arena was closed on Sunday while officers searched for evidence. No weapon has so far been recovered.|
|It remains unclear when the ice rink will re-open.||It remains unclear when the ice rink will re-open.|
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said detectives were keeping an open mind about the motive.
The ice rink is popular with young people and hosts skating classes and birthday parties. A disco takes place on Saturday evenings.