Two 12-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Wolverhampton, West Midlands Police said.
The force said Shawn Seesahai died after being stabbed in open land off Laburnum Road, East Park, shortly before 8.30pm on Monday.
The incident occurred near Stowlawn Primary School, with a manhunt launched and nearby roads closed as officers searched for evidence.
The two boys were arrested on Tuesday night at their home addresses and remain in custody.
The force has increased dedicated patrols in the area following the death, it said.
DCI Dave Sanders, from the homicide team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Shawn’s family, who have been fully updated with this latest development.
“Our investigation is moving at pace and we continue to encourage anyone with information to contact us.”
Anyone with information that may help with the investigation is urged to contact the force quoting incident 4878 of November 13.