The man was stabbed to death on Friday afternoon in Peckham
Business owners were screaming as they ran to try and save the victim in the street, at the corner of Blenheim Grove and Rye Lane.
Police were called to Rye Lane at 3:15pm on Friday following reports of a fight and found a man with stab wounds, who was pronounced dead half an hour later.
One eyewitness said: “I heard a bang which I think was the man falling into one of the metal shutters.
The attack is the sixth fatal stabbing in London in six days
I heard a bang which I think was the man falling into one of the metal shutters
“It was more the screaming which drew me to the window. They were all in the road screaming and crying.
“I couldn’t see the man, he was surrounded by women.”
Video footage shows four police cars at the scene with one witness describing the scene as “chaos”.
Police cordoned off the crime scene
Police were called on Friday morning to a 48-year-old man who had a stab wound on the Route 189 bus in north-west London.
He was declared dead at the scene.
On Thursday, police were called after a stabbing in Dulwich Park.
The victim has been taken to a south London hospital where his condition has been described as “critical”.
He is now in hospital with ‘life threatening’ injuries.
On Saturday, 42-year-old Damien McLaughlin was stabbed to death in Enfield.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 17-year-old teenager was stabbed to death in Battersea.
On Sunday night a 60-year-old man was killed in a knife attack in Mile End.
On Tuesday night, a man died in Wandsworth outside a preparatory school.