Stabbing leaves one dead
One person is dead and another seriously injured after a stabbing during a fight at a party in Auckland’s Mt Roskill.
The fatal incident happened just after 11pm on Friday on William Blofield Ave, close to Sandringham Rd, police said.
Inspector Kerry Watson confirmed police had launched a homicide inquiry.
“We got numerous calls asking for assistance in a street in Mt Roskill. We were told there was a fight occurring.
“An ambulance arrived very soon after . . . they located a man who was injured and despite their best efforts they were unable to revive that person, so we’ve got one person deceased.”
Watson said another man, who was suffering from serious injuries, had travelled to a house nearby. He had been transported to hospital.
Sharyn Allan lives directly across the road from the property the fight emerged from, but says she barely heard the commotion.
“I woke up this morning and my house was covered in police tape and there was an ugly big pool of blood on my driveway,” Allan said.
“So I’ve been a bit upset all day, thinking I didn’t get out of bed. Not that I could have done anything.”
Watson said no one was in custody but a number of people were assisting police with their inquiries.
The scene of the stabbing.