Teenage Boy Critical After Stabbing In Woolworths Car Park
Police are searching for a man and woman after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in what has been described as a “ferocious attack” in a Woolworths car park in inner west Sydney last night.
Emergency services were called to the car park of the supermarket on Darling Street in Balmain at about 6:50pm with reports that the young teen had suffered stab wounds to his upper body, including his stomach and hand.
The boy had allegedly been at the grocery store shopping with his brother. A witness who saw the attack take place described the gory scene to 9NEWS.
“I just saw some kids screaming, and at first I thought they were just mucking around,” a witness told 9NEWS. “Then I heard him call out ‘I’ve been stabbed! I’ve been stabbed! Help me!’ and I walked over and there was just blood all over the floor.”
NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed the teenager at the scene before taking him to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.
Police have since opened an investigation and are now searching for a man and a woman believed to have fled the scene after the attack.
“At this stage, our understanding is that the attacker and the victim are not know to each other,” said Inspector Gary Coffey.
“I can’t be certain about whether anyone else was threatened by the offender in this instance, but what I can say is that no one else has been injured.”
Due to the extent of the teen boy’s injuries, he has not yet been able to give a statement to police.
“It’s a pretty ferocious attack and it’s not normally something that would occur in this area, so we are very keen to speak to the victim once his condition improves.”
A crime scene has been set up at the Darling Street car park and specialist police are on the scene.
The man that police are searching for has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 182cm tall with ginger hair. He was last seen wearing a red jacket. There is no description available of the wanted woman at this time.
Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.