Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

STABBED IN DAYLIGHT 16-Year-Old Questioned over Deadly Stabbing; 15-Year-Old Dies in Car Park Attack

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

STABBED IN DAYLIGHT 16-Year-Old Questioned over Deadly Stabbing; 15-Year-Old Dies in Car Park Attack

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Byline: Lee Gailer

A TEENAGER, believed to be a local high school student, has died after being stabbed yesterday morning in what has been described as an unprovoked attack in broad daylight.

Police said the 15-year-old died just hours after being stabbed in the downstairs car park of Goldfields Plaza at about 9.15am.

Paramedics, with police assistance, resuscitated the patient at the scene and immediately transported him by ambulance to Gympie Hospital where medical staff worked frantically to save the boy's life.

A surgical team from Nambour Hospital was rushed to Gympie under police escort to operate, but the knife wound proved to be fatal and the boy died three-and-a-half hours later.

Gympie Ambulance Acting Officer in Charge Brian Lehane said the stabbed teenager suffered one severe penetrating wound to his torso.

Detective Senior Sergeant of Gympie District CIB Gregg Davey said an altercation started between two teenagers outside the Sovereign Cinema in Monkland Street. …

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