A MAN has been knifed to death and another stabbed during a brawl in a chicken shop in South East London.
The 34-year-old man is the 108th murder victim in the capital this year.
A 51 year old man was also taken to hospital and has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Officers were called to a fight just before midnight on Friday to a fast food outlet in Downham Way, Lewisham, southeast London.
Two men were taken to hospital with stab and head injuries but the 34 year old died in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Two other men, aged 40 and 46, were arrested at the scene and are being held on suspicion of murder.
A Met police spokesman said: “A murder investigation has been launched in Lewisham after a man was fatally injured.
“Police were called at around 23:55hrs on Friday, 13 September, to a fight in a chicken shop in Downham Way, Grove Park.
“Officers attended and found two men suffering stab and head injuries.
“Both were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
“The first man, aged 34, died in hospital on Saturday, 14 September. His next of kin have been informed.
“The second man injured, aged, 51, was released from hospital following treatment and has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.
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“Two other men aged 40 and 46 were arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH.
“All three have now been further arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to south London police stations where they remain for questioning.”
The man is yet to be formally identified.
A post-mortem examination is set to be held on Sunday, 15 September at Greenwich Mortuary.
Enquiries are continuing.
There have now been more than 100 violent killings in London – as the bloodshed in the capital show no sign of ending.
Last year was London’s bloodiest in a decade – when the number of homicides reached 132 – and the violence continues to plague the capital.
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