A man has been stabbed to death outside of student halls at the University of the Arts London in North Acton.
Police were called to the Costume Store halls of residence in West London just after 6.30pm on Thursday evening following reports of a fight.
The victim, believed to be in his late teens, was rushed to hospital by paramedics, but died a short time later.
It has been claimed that he was an undergraduate student at the university.
However, the victim has not yet been identified and his next of kin have not been informed. A post-mortem examination will take place in “due course”, according to police.
A murder investigation has been launched. No arrests have been made.
The Costume Store, which once housed the BBC’s costume collection, is home to more than 500 UAL students.
Many residents took to Twitter to share their shock over the incident.
A local pub manager told the Evening Standard: “I saw him lying on the floor. The paramedics were doing CPR on the guy for about 20 minutes.
“They were still trying to save him as they were putting him in the ambulance. He was on his own, and I heard he was a student.
“It’s really sad. I was shocked. It’s just no regard for life,” he added.
A spokesperson from the University of Arts London said in a statement: “Police have confirmed that a man has died in hospital after being stabbed on Victoria Road on Thursday evening (1 December), near The Costume Store halls of residence.
“All UAL students at The Costume Store will have received information about increased 24/7 security presence and have been told that Student Services and Senior Management are on site all day today (Friday) if they would like to speak to anyone.”