Melbourne CBD fights: One man dead and two fighting for life after two separate stabbings


Blood smeared on cars as nightclub strip is rocked by two stabbings in a single night – with one man killed and another two left fighting for life

  • Paramedics were called to Bourke St, in Melbourne’s CBD, about 5.45am Sunday 
  • Two men were rushed to hospital in a critical condition, where one later died 
  • Victoria’s Homicide Squad has launched an investigation into the fatal incident 

A man has died and two others are fighting for life after two separate stabbings in Melbourne’s CBD overnight. 

Emergency services were called to Bourke Street about 5.45am on Sunday following reports of an assault. 

Two men were found with stab wounds and were rushed to hospital in a critical condition. 

One of the men, who is yet to be formally identified, later died in hospital.

The second man remains in hospital. 

 Two men were rushed to hospital on Sunday after a stabbing in Melbourne’s CBD. Pictured: Bourke St

Homicide Squad detectives have launched an investigation, with the exact circumstances surrounding the incident yet to be determined. 

No arrests have been made at this stage. 

A crime scene has been established and Bourke Street remains closed between Elizabeth Street and Queen Street. 

In a separate incident around 300m away, two men were hospitalised after a wild brawl broke out outside the Inflation nightclub earlier on Sunday morning. 

Police said the men were found injured about 1.25am following a large affray at the intersection of Flinders Lane and King Street. 

A 19-year-old male with suspected serious injuries and an unidentified man with life-threatening injuries have both been taken to hospital.

A crime scene has been set up and the area cordoned off while detectives examine the scene.

Officers from the Major Crime Scene Unit will also attend.

Photos taken at the scene show blood smears on a car parked outside the nightclub. 

Anyone who witnessed either of the incidents, has video footage or further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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