Police are scouring CCTV footage as they try to piece together the final movements of two men who were murdered in an ambush by a hooded gang.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, friends of the two men said they went to church every week, and were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Two men who were found in a car after they were stabbed to death have been named as Aaron Carriere and Josiah Manful.
No one has been arrested and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Any one with information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two men who were found fatally injured in a car were stabbed to death, police have said.
Police were called by paramedics to Montague Road, Leytonstone, north-east London, just before 1am yesterday. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Post-mortem examinations found that one, aged 21, died after being stabbed in the neck while the other, aged 20, died from stab wounds to the chest, shock and haemorrhaging, Scotland Yard said.
Neither man has been formally identified and officers are still contacting all their next of kin.
No arrests have been made and an incident room has opened in Barking under Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Police have begun their investigations on Montague Road, in Leytonstone where two men where found dead in a vehicle in the early hours of this morning.
Police have launched a double murder investigation after two men were found dead in Leytonstone in the early hours of this morning.
The London Ambulance Service and police were called to Montague Road in East London following reports of two injured males.
The victims, both in their 20s, were found in a vehicle, suffering from injuries. They were later pronounced dead at the scene. The Metropolitan Police Service are conducting enquiries to identify the men and inform next of kin. Post-mortem examinations will take place this afternoon.