The eighteen-year-old victim of a fatal stabbing in Dulwich’s Kingswood Estate has been named by police as Donnell Rhule.
Police launched a murder probe after being called to the estate’s Seeley Drive on Wednesday evening. The teenager was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
At this stage, detectives believe the teenager was attacked on nearby Lyall Road before making his way to a parade of shops on Seeley Drive.
The senior investigating officer on the case, DCI Rob Pack, appealed for help to track a driver of a blue Renault hatchback.
The car was possibly used as an Uber or other private hire car, which picked up a passenger from Seeley Drive at around 6.30pm.
“I would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the stabbing or who saw anyone leaving the scene,” said DCI Pack.
“This is a generally quiet area, so I am certain that a number of people will have seen or heard something significant.
“I am also appealing to trace the driver of a blue Renault hatchback, possibly used as an Uber or other private hire vehicle, which picked up a passenger in Seeley Drive at around 6.30pm.”
Southwark’s top cop, Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, said he was saddened to hear about the tragic murder, adding: “Our thoughts are with Donnell’s family, friends and the wider community.”
Borough commander Wingrove pledged further police patrols in the area surrounding the estate over the coming days to provide further reassurance to residents, and also urged the public to help police with their enquiries.
“I urge anyone with any information about the events leading to this tragic loss of life to come forward and tell us,” he said.
No arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 6306/8July.
Crimestoppers, the independent charity, can be contacted completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.