Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the victim’s death at Brent Cross shopping center in Hendon, north London.
Another man, also believed to be 18, was arrested on suspicion of a fight.
Officers descended on the scene after receiving reports that a group of men were fighting at around 6:45 p.m. today.
They joined members of the public in administering first aid to the victim pending the arrival of paramedics, but the man sadly died at the scene.
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Senior Superintendent Sara Leach, who is in charge of law and order in North West London, said: “My thoughts are with the relatives of the young man who was killed in this incident.
“I want to thank the members of the public who came to his aid. They have shown considerable courage.
“Two people have been arrested and an investigation is already underway. We will do our utmost to identify and bring to justice those responsible.
“The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area for the remainder of this evening and in the days to come.”
Images shared on social media show police escorting shoppers out of the mall after the stabbing.
Photos show an air ambulance and police cars outside the complex.
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6:43 pm tonight (May 4) at Brent Cross Shopping Center, NW4, to report an incident.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene: an incident response officer, two medics in the response cars and an ambulance team. We also dispatched the Air Ambulance from London.
“Unfortunately, despite the considerable efforts of the doctors, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. “
Anyone with information should call 101, providing the reference CAD6136 / 04MAY.
Information may also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.
The incident is not treated as terrorism-related.