Dispute over PlayStation and cat is allegedly at the centre of a horror triple stabbing of father, son and uncle in a suburban park
- Horror triple stabbing unfolded at Whalan, in Sydney’s west, around 7.30pm
- One man, aged 40, died at the scene, two other men aged 19 and 25 in hospital
- Teenager is in a critical condition, while the man, 25, is in a stable condition
A horror stabbing in a suburban park is believed to have been sparked by a PlayStation and a cat, police say.
A 40-year-old father is dead, his son, 19, is fighting for life and that boy’s uncle, 23, is in hospital following a triple stabbing at Whalan Reserve near Caitlin Close in Whalan, western Sydney, about 7.30pm on Wednesday.
The dad was treated by paramedics but died at the scene while the others were rushed to Westmead Hospital for surgery.
A knife rampage at a suburban park in Sydney’s west has left one man dead, a second fighting for his life and another in hospital
During a police press conference on Thursday, Mount Druitt Police Area Command Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner told reporters that a group of up to eight people arrived on a ute when a knifeman jumped off the back and stabbed the three family members.
Inspector Tickner said the three men were at the reserve for a pre-arranged fight with another group.
‘The two parties involved used to live together and there’s been a bit of a falling out over the last few days,’ Inspector Tickner alleged.
The man, 40, was worked on by paramedics, but he died at the scene at Whalan in Sydney’s west
Also at the gruesome scene where a man died in Sydney’s west was a white ute overturned with smashed glass across the grass
Police claim there had been insults exchanged on social media but it allegedly escalated to a ‘point that’s just ridiculous … over a dispute about not paying rent and some property that was taken in retribution of it.’
He called the stabbing a ‘senseless act’ over something ‘trivial.’
Usually in use for numerous sports over summer, Whalan Reserve was taken over by police, sniffer dogs, paramedics, and a rescue helicopter last night.
Police confirmed the man, 25, is in a stable condition with a laceration to his arm, while the teenager is in a critical condition with injuries to his torso and arm.
Whalan Reserve in Sydney’s west was taken over by police, sniffer dogs, paramedics and a rescue helicopter following a triple stabbing on Wednesday night
Also at the gruesome scene was a white ute overturned with smashed glass across the grass.
After the three men were stabbed a person from the victim’s party allegedly attempted to run the offenders over with a ute.
During the attempt the ute is reported to have flipped onto its roof.
Two other men, aged 19 and 25, were rushed to Westmead Hospital for surgery following the stabbing at Whalan, in Sydney’s west, on Wednesday about 7.30pm
Shocked locals were also spotted looking on at the confronting scenes, with police yet to confirm if they have apprehended a potential suspect.
Officers established a crime scene and launched an investigation. No one has been arrested and charges are yet to be laid.