Four children arrested in western Sydney stab attack that killed one teenager, two fighting for their lives
Four children have been arrested after brutal stabbing that killed a teenager and two fought for life – while police investigate gang ties
- Teen stabbed to death in wild brawl in western suburbs
- Police were called to a street corner in Blacktown around 10pm on Wednesday
- A teenager died on the spot while another was left in serious condition
- Injuries to the two remaining teens were not considered life-threatening
Four teenagers and a 21-year-old man were arrested Wednesday night after a fatal stabbing in western Sydney.
An 18-year-old boy died at the scene after sustaining fatal injuries, while two 15-year-old boys are in hospital in serious and critical condition.
Police made five arrests on Thursday afternoon against a 21-year-old, three 17-year-old boys and another 14-year-old boy.
Three other teens are currently under police investigation in connection with the wild brawl – with authorities suggesting the confrontation was gang-related.
A teenager has died and three others have been hospitalized after a wild brawl broke out in Sydney’s western suburbs (pictured, a teenager is treated in the back of an ambulance)
The 21-year-old man and four arrested teens were captured with PolAir, the NSW Police Helicopter Team that uses infrared cameras to find heat sensors
Police were called to the corner of Suffolk and William Street in Blacktown in the west of the city around 10 p.m. Wednesday.
NSW Ambulance paramedics found four teenagers injured with stab wounds. One of the teens was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
A second was treated by first responders and later transported to Westmead Hospital in serious condition.
Two other men were also checked at the scene, their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The 21-year-old man and four arrested teens were captured with PolAir, the NSW Police Helicopter Team that uses infrared cameras to locate heat sensors.
The man and one 17-year-old were taken to the Blacktown Police Station for questioning, while the other two 17-year-old boys were taken to Riverstone Police Station and Blacktown Hospital, respectively.
The 14-year-old boy was taken to Westmead Hospital, where he is under police guard.
Police believe the fight may have been the result of a confrontation between two gangs.
“It’s a very sad charge that we have kids from those early years getting involved in cases like this,” Chief Inspector Steve Egginton said.
“It’s something we’re clearly working on, involving some of our community leaders in the youth space to work on some of the issues we’ve seen over the past few weeks.”
Police were called to the corner of Suffolk and William Street in Blacktown in the west of the city around 10 p.m. on Wednesday (pictured).
The infrared technology helped police locate the men allegedly involved in the incident in which an 18-year-old died of stab wounds after a brawl in western Sydney
Chief Inspector Egginton said the teen’s death was “tragic” and described the scene as “confrontational”.
“The level of violence was quite confrontational,” he said.
“The police have done a very good job of trying to treat the deceased victim and help the other perpetrators and witnesses with the injuries.
“It is clear that sharp weapons and knives have been used.”
A spokesman for the NSW Ambulance said one of the men was transported to Westmead Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
Six paramedic crews, two specialized medical teams and a rescue helicopter were dispatched to the scene, the spokesman said.
“It was a very challenging scene for our team with multiple patients spread over quite a distance with various injuries,” said NSW Ambulance Superintendent Peter Van Praag.
“I would like to thank our colleagues from the NSW Police Force for always keeping these situations safe so we can do our job.”
The ages of the group have not yet been announced.
Police are further investigating the circumstances of the fatal stabbing and are calling on anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident to come forward.