Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing which occurred in Hoppers Crossing this evening.
Emergency services were called to a reserve off Guinane Avenue about 6.50pm after a man, believed to be in his 20s, was located with stab wounds to his back.
Investigators have been told the man was involved in an altercation with another group of males which escalated.
He has been taken to hospital in a stable condition and the investigation is well underway.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au