The fatal stabbings of two 16-year-old boys who were attacked just a mile apart in south-east London are linked, the Met Police said.
Cops were called to to reports at that people had been injured in Sewell Road. Abbey Wood, and Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead.
Police officers and paramedic attended but sadly two teenage boys were pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation has been launched.
No one has yet been arrested in relation to the murders.
Det Supt Richard McDonagh, said: “Homicide colleagues are investigating and are treating the two murders as linked.
“I can assure everybody affected by these murders that skilled detectives will work tirelessly to discover what happened and provide answers to the young victims and families.”
He added: “Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who might have seen a dark-coloured SUV or 4×4 type with distinctive silver roof bars in the areas around Sewell Road or Titmuss Avenue in the days prior to the murders.
“We have already heard from a number of witnesses and I’m grateful to them.”
A black Nissan situated on Titmuss Avenue has been cordoned off with officers saying it was a “car of interest” in the investigation.
The Met has urged anyone with information to contact them. Overnight it was granted powers to stop and search people.
The boys’ next of kin will be provided with support by specialist officers.