Two teenagers have been arrested over a triple stabbing that was allegedly sparked by a dispute over who owned a PlayStation and a cat.
A 40-year-old father is dead, his son, 19, is fighting for life and that boy’s uncle, 23, is in hospital following a triple stabbing at Whalan Reserve near Caitlin Close in Whalan, western Sydney, about 7.30pm on Wednesday.
The dad was treated by paramedics but died at the scene while the others were rushed to Westmead Hospital for surgery.
An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested by police on Thursday afternoon and are expected to be charged.
A knife rampage at a suburban park in Sydney’s west has left one man dead, a second fighting for his life and another in hospital
The man, 40, was worked on by paramedics, but he died at the scene at Whalan in Sydney’s west
During a police press conference on Thursday, Mount Druitt Police Area Command Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner told reporters that a group of up to eight people arrived on a ute when a knifeman jumped off the back and stabbed the three family members.
Inspector Tickner said the three men were at the reserve for a pre-arranged fight with another group.
‘The two parties involved used to live together and there’s been a bit of a falling out over the last few days,’ Inspector Tickner alleged.
Police claim there had been insults exchanged on social media but it allegedly escalated to a ‘point that’s just ridiculous … over a dispute about not paying rent and some property that was taken in retribution of it.’
He called the stabbing a ‘senseless act’ over something ‘trivial.’
Also at the gruesome scene where a man died in Sydney’s west was a white ute overturned with smashed glass across the grass
Whalan Reserve in Sydney’s west was taken over by police, sniffer dogs, paramedics and a rescue helicopter following a triple stabbing on Wednesday night
The group had initially met up to have a one-on-one fight, but it quickly turned into an all-in melee.
Police confirmed the two used to live together but fell out over a dispute over the animal, not paying rent and who owned the gaming console.
That disagreement has left one man dead after being stabbed in the neck, with two others fighting for their lives.
‘It’s escalated to a point where it’s just ridiculous that a person’s lost their life, two people are in hospital — one’s still fighting for their life — over a dispute over not paying rent and some property that was taken in retribution for it,’ Inspector Tickner said.
Usually in use for numerous sports over summer, Whalan Reserve was taken over by police, sniffer dogs, paramedics, and a rescue helicopter last night.
Police confirmed the man, 25, is in a stable condition with a laceration to his arm, while the teenager is in a critical condition with injuries to his torso and arm.
Also at the gruesome scene was a white ute overturned with smashed glass across the grass.
Two other men, aged 19 and 25, were rushed to Westmead Hospital for surgery following the stabbing at Whalan, in Sydney’s west, on Wednesday about 7.30pm
After the three men were stabbed a person from the victim’s party allegedly attempted to run the offenders over with a ute.
During the attempt the ute is reported to have flipped onto its roof.
Shocked locals were also spotted looking on at the confronting scenes, with police yet to confirm if they have apprehended a potential suspect.
Officers established a crime scene and launched an investigation. No one has been arrested and charges are yet to be laid.
Source: Daily Mail