Following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old teenager, police are searching for a gang of masked suspects.
According to Thames Valley Police, the boy was killed in a “targeted attack” in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
In the incident on Sunday evening, a second 17-year-old boy was also harmed, but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.
Four suspects, who were all hiding their faces at the time, are being sought by police as they look into a murder.
There have not yet been any arrests.
Thames Valley Police Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown said:
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and details as to what has happened are currently very limited.
“The incident occurred between around 7pm and 7.30pm close to the main car parks of Easton Street at a time when members of the public would have been using the car parks, attending the theatre or preparing for a night out in the town.”
“It is therefore very important that anyone who was close to Easton Street at this time and saw something unusual or out of the ordinary or indeed knows anything about this incident gets in touch as soon as possible.”
He added: “This is a tragic incident in which a teenage boy has been killed, and I know that it will cause a great deal of concern in the community.
“However, I’d like to reassure everyone that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into what appears to be a targeted attack.”
He stated that as police investigated, there would be a “large police presence” in the neighborhood.
Police charge 17-year-old boywith murder after High Wycombe stabbing (Updated)
A teenager who was stabbed to death in a town centre has been charged as being killed by a 17-year-old boy.
On May 7, Cameron Bailey, a 17-year-old, was declared dead on Easton Street in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
The other young person, who cannot be identified due to his age, is also accused of robbery, two charges of possessing a bladed article, and wounding with intent to inflict bodily harm.
He has a later court date.
Three men have previously testified in court on murder charges related to Mr. Bailey.
In May, Reading Crown Court heard the cases of Scott Cordice, 29, Aaron Pattinson, 32, and Philip Solomon, 37, all of Station Close, High Wycombe.
In the same court, a fourth man, Marlon Cato, 49, of Station Close in High Wycombe, was accused with aiding an offender.
All of them were kept in detention.
According to Thames Valley Police, a post-mortem examination revealed that a back stab wound was the initial cause of death.
The police verified that Mr. Bailey was from Sussex.
The date of the preliminary trial has been set for October 23.