Man, 28, dies after three people were stabbed in 'targeted attack'
Man, 28, dies after three people were stabbed and slashed in ‘targeted attack’ in Liverpool – as police hunt for knifeman on the run continues
- He was stabbed in block of flats near Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth, Liverpool
- Man in critical condition and woman seriously injured remain in hospital
A man has died after three people were stabbed and slashed yesterday in a ‘targeted attack’ in Liverpool.
A 28-year-old man died in hospital after being knifed in a block of flats in Toxteth, Liverpool, at about 1pm yesterday, a spokesman for Merseyside Police said today.
Another man and a woman, both in their 30s, were also taken to hospital following the attack in the communal area of the building on the corner of Upper Warwick Street and Hillaby Close.
The man is in a critical condition in hospital and the woman is in a serious but stable condition, the force spokesman said.
Detectives are still hunting for the knifeman who is thought to have been known to the victims.
A man, 28, has died after three people were stabbed and slashed in Liverpool. Police closed off a portion of Toxteth following the incident yesterday (pictured) and will remain in the area today as officers try to find CCTV footage to help with their murder probe
Forensics team combed the scene for evidence following the ‘targeted attack’ with the knifeman said to be known to the victims
The street remains closed off this morning as officers scour for CCTV footage which could help with their murder investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods said: ‘This was a shocking attack that has tragically resulted in the death of a man. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and specialist officers are currently supporting them.
‘There are two other victims who remain in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in this attack. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we believe this was targeted and that the suspect is known to the victims.
‘We are determined to find the male responsible for this attack and we will be relentless in our pursuit. The local community will be concerned by this incident, but please be assured that our investigation is ongoing to find him and remove him from our streets.’
The Liverpool Echo reported that there were at one point three ambulances at the scene before an air ambulance took off from behind a police cordon that had been established.
A neighbour told the newspaper that ‘We heard loads of screaming and shouting’.
Anyone with any information is asked to message Merseyside Police’s social media desk via X (formerly Twitter) @MerPolCC quoting log number 415 of December 10.
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