A teenage boy was stabbed to death after being chased by a gang, Scotland Yard confirmed.
Abdirashid Mohamoud was attacked outside a block of flats in Isleworth, west London, on Friday night.
The 17-year-old was chased down a residential street close to Syon Park by a gang of men after they pulled up their car alongside the teenager, according to police.
Abdirashid was discovered lying in the street by police officers at 10.30pm following reports of a fight in the street.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene shortly later.
Police have launched a murder investigation but are yet to make any arrests and determine a motive for the attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
He said: “Our enquiries have established that the victim was in Syon Park close to the flats with a group of other people.
“A vehicle pulled up and a group of males got out. They chased the victim and attacked him in Union Lane.
“I need to speak to anyone who was in the park or the surrounding area at around 10:30pm on Friday night or who has information that could assist this investigation.
“They should get in touch immediately.”
The boy’s next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem held over the weekend in Uxbridge concluded he died from multiple stab wounds.