A talented 17-year-old rapper was stabbed to death on a quiet residential street, it was revealed today.
Police launched a murder investigation after Myron Isaac Yarde was killed when a fight broke out Camplin Street Lewisham, south London shortly 7pm last night.
Two boys, 15 and 16 years old, are being questioned by murder squad detectives are they were arrested close to the scene.
Myron, who has hundreds of thousands of views of his music online, was found on the front step of a Victorian terraced house, in a pool of his own blood.
Friends and family took to social media to express their grief.
One used, Aimee, wrote: “Every time I was around you, you was always so nice to me, such a kind, genuine person.
Another, called RuinzAson, wrote: “RIP Myron. These young youths killing each other has to end.”
One of Myron‘s cousins said: “We grew up together and he was known as Little M. He was such a happy face – you couldn’t take that away from him.”
Another teenager friend describe the incident as “disgusting” and said: “He was a lovely, loving boy.”
One neighbour, a woman in her 40s who declined to be named, said that although she was not home during the incident, she was “scared for my kids’ lives”.
She added: “I got home late and all the roads were closed. I heard what had happened and it just made me go cold.
“I’ve got two children. They’re a bit younger but they still go out and about and things and it just happens all the time.”
Janet Watters, another neighbour, said: “I slept through the whole thing. I only realised when I walked out of my door this morning and saw the police tape.
“I can make no judgement. I didn’t know the boy. But these sorts of things shouldn’t be happening, but unfortunately they do, more and more. This is a quiet street.”
DCI Rachel Reeves said: “It was still daylight when the altercation began and we believe there could have been many people in the area who may have seen something which is oils provide valuable information to the investigation.
“I would urge them to contact police as soon as possible.”
Friends have paid tribute to 17-year-old Myron Isaac Yarde, who was fatally stabbed in Lewisham last night.
Kyle Weddsz (corr) said: “I would like to say that Myron Isaac Yarde was a great friend of mine we had all types of laughter.
“Myron always had a soft spot for everyone that’s why he was so truly loved.
“He’s going to be missed by friends and family and I just want people to remember Myron in a positive way as I know I will always love you my brother.”
Tommy Luoung wrote on Twitter that Myron was “such a humble character”.
The crime scene remains cordoned off, and officers attending said that it will remain so for a “very long time”.
The added: “It’s such a huge crime scene and there is so much potential for evidence.”