A teenage boy has died following a stabbing in the state’s Northern Rivers region this morning.
About 1.20am (Saturday 25 June 2022), emergency services were called to a home on McDougall Street, Casino, after reports of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, police found a boy suffering stab wounds. He was treated by police and NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, died at the scene.
He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 17.
Officers attached to Richmond Police District established a crime scene, which will undergo forensic examination.
A search was conducted of the surrounding area, with assistance from the Dog Unit and local police.
Detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teenager’s death, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.
Initial inquiries suggest the incident is targeted.
No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.