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Police have launched an appeal for witnesses and information after a man was stabbed to death in Greenwich.

See related: A man has been stabbed to death by two attackers on a moped in King William Walk, Greenwich

The 31-year-old victim was fatally wounded during a clash which involved gun fire in King William Walk. Two suspects then “fled the scene” on a moped.

At 12.15am on July 15, officers were called to reports of gunshots and person stabbed. They found the victim suffering multiple stab wounds at an address in the area.  

London Ambulance Service also attended but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

Police are waiting to make sure all his family know before formally identifying him.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and “retain an open mind as to the motive”.

Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this early stage it is understood the victim was approached on King William Walk by two suspects on a moped.

“One suspect is believed to have been in possession of what appeared to be a firearm, the other a knife.

“During an altercation between the suspects and the victim, the victim was stabbed.

“The suspected firearm was discharged but enquiries continue regarding this.

“The suspects then fled the scene on the moped, and the victim then managed to make his way to a nearby address to ask for help. He was later pronounced dead there.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to any part of the incident, or anyone with any information, to contact our incident room and assist our investigation.”

Anyone that can assist the investigation can contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or police via 101 or Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org