Police confirmed she was shot in the abdomen just before 7:30pm in Woolwich, South East London.

She has non life-threatening injuries, according to Scotland Yard.

A crime scene is still in place.

No arrests have been made as officers from Greenwich continue to investigate.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Met Police calling 101 quoting CAD: 6929/05SEP or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

This brutal shooting has come days after a 16-year-old boy was left fighting for his life after being shot in Wandsworth, South West London.

A bullet hole was left in the window of a bathroom showroom after the teen was shot.

The Bath store is on the ground floor of a modern five storey block of flats opposite a shell garage and luxury riverside apartments facing the Thames.

A wave of violence has gripped the capital as the death toll has exceeded 100.

Eight other people in the capital have been shot dead this year, a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed.

Overall, gun crime was in decline up until 2014 but has been steadily increasing since.

Between 2016 and 2017 the number of cases rose from 2,193 to 2,542, according to Metropolitan Police data.

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