Tashaûn Aird has been named as the 15-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Hackney Downs on Wednesday 30 April.
The family of a 15-year-old boy have paid tribute to a “loving, caring boy”.
Tashaûn Aird, was found fatally injured in Somerford Grove, Hackney just before 9 pm.
In a statement, the teenager’s family said: “Tashaûn was family orientated, he loved his family and we loved him dearly. He was passionate about his music and he loved drawing. He was a loving, caring boy with an infectious laugh.
“There are no words to avoid this empty void we now have, a huge part of us is now missing. He was a talented young boy and worked hard in his studies, particularly with his English. We are deeply shocked and saddened by our loss; we have lost a dear son, a brother, a nephew, a grandson and an uncle in Tashaûn.”
Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance, who is leading the investigation, said: “Tashaûn’s family have been left devastated by the sudden loss of their son and we are continuing to do everything we can to find those responsible.
“We believe both victims were attacked following a fracas with another group of youths in a park near Somerford Grove before both fled.
“Although we are following a number of leads we are urging anyone who has any information that may help our investigation to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.
Anyone who can assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 7861/01MAY19 or the incident room on 020 8721 4266