Police update 1: Homicide investigation, Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast detectives investigating the death of a 17-yer-old boy in Surfers Paradise last night continue to appeal for witnesses.

Initial investigations indicate that at around 8.10pm an altercation occurred between two groups of youths, on the footpath of Surfers Paradise Boulevard, between Hanlon and Trickett streets.

During the altercation, two 17-year-old boys from one group, were stabbed in the chest.

Both were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital where a 17-year-old boy from Parkwood passed away.

A 17-year-old Pacific Pines boy remains in hospital receiving treatment to a stab wound to his chest and back.

The fight between the two groups, who were unknown to each other, quickly dispersed with police investigations underway to determine what sparked the altercation.

The incident involved around 12 youths and no one else was injured.

Police have spoken to a number of teens from both groups and are still to speak to several others.

Police are appealing for those involved, who have not spoken to police, to immediately contact them.

Police are also appealing for witnesses or anyone with information which could assist with this investigation to come forward. Detectives would also like to view any vision (such as mobile phone) that members of the public may have taken of the incident.

An Incident Centre has been established at Surfers Paradise Police Station with local detectives, specialist police and detectives from the Homicide Investigation Group.

Contact details for police are below.

Initial media release issued around 2.15am today – https://mypolice.page.link/FJWc

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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