Two people have been fatally stabbed in separate attacks that have cast a grim shadow over Melbourne’s annual Moomba celebration.
In the first incident, two men were found with stab wounds in the Docklands precinct after reports of a brawl erupting about 3.20am on Sunday on Bourke Street, near Harbour Esplanade.
Both men were taken to hospital. One died a short time later and another remains in a critical condition.
About an hour earlier, a teenage boy was assaulted with an “edged weapon” in the northern suburb of Coburg North and died at the scene.
Crime scenes have been set up as homicide detectives investigate the circumstances of the stabbings.
Police also quelled a brawl between a group of males at Flinders Street Station which left another man fighting for his life in hospital.
Officers arrested three teenagers from Werribee aged 14, 18 and 19, who are currently assisting officers with their investigation.
“Police established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident,” a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.
The three incidents are not believed to be related.
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