A manhunt is underway after a 19-year-old teenager was found dead in London with stab wounds as London's knife crime epidemic grows.
London Metropolitan Police are on the search for suspects involved in the killing of a 19-year-old who was found stabbed to death in London yesterday. The teenager, whose identity has not yet been released, was stabbed during an "altercation" on a busy high street in the north of London.
Police have said a gun may have also been involved in the incident.
Emergency response units attended Tottenham High Road in Haringey at around 5.30pm yesterday, where they found a young man with a serious stab wound.
The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene, but despite their best efforts was pronounced dead shortly after.
Police said that an urgent investigation has been launched, however, no arrests have been made.
Detective inspector Daniel Catmull said: "My heart goes out to the family of this young man.
"They are being supported by specialist officers and I can assure them of my total commitment to finding and bringing to justice whoever was responsible for this brutal attack.
"Although it is believed that the victim died of stab injuries, there was also evidence of a firearm having been discharged.
"This forms a crucial part of the police investigation, and detailed forensic work continues at the scene along with many other lines of enquiry.
"Local people have been coming forward to tell us what they saw and I am very grateful to them. "However, I know there are more people who saw what happened or know information crucial to our investigation.
"I need those people to do the right thing and contact police or, if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crimestoppers."