- Reece Young was fatally stabbed on Tuesday night in Croydon, London.
- He was attending a small vigil in remembrance of another fatal stabbing victim.
- Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
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A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death while attending a vigil to remember a knife attack victim, BBC News reported.
Reece Young was fatally wounded on Tuesday night in south London, the media outlet said.
The stabbing was witnessed by several people, according to a statement from London’s Metropolitan Police.
“They had gathered for a small vigil in remembrance of another recent fatal stabbing victim when an altercation began,” Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenberghhe said.
Police officers found Young after they responded to reports of three men fighting, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police added.
The two other people believed to have been involved in the altercation left the scene before officers arrived, according to the Metropolitan Police’s statement.
Later that night, two men attended a local hospital with stab wounds. These injuries are believed to have been sustained in the fight. Both people have since been arrested on suspicion of murder, the statement said.
One of the men, aged 33, is being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The other forced his way out of the hospital after assaulting police officers and NHS staff. He was returned to custody later on Wednesday evening, police added.
The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into the murder and witnesses are being asked to provide authorities with videos or images that could assist them.
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