New South Wales Police say the parents of a teenager were at home when their son was fatally stabbed in the early hours of the morning.
- The incident happened at the boy’s home while his parents were there
- This is the second teenager stabbed at Casino in the space of a month
- Police believe the incident was targeted and say no arrests were made or weapons found
A large crime scene has been established at the family home on McDougall St in Casino, upstate.
Paramedics were called to the house shortly after 1am, but the 17-year-old died at the scene.
Richmond Police District Commander Superintendent Scott Tanner said the boy’s parents were at home when the attack happened.
“They are quite distressed,” he said.
Supt Tanner said no arrests were made and no weapons were recovered in what police believe was a targeted attack.
The incident follows the death of another 17-year-old, who was stabbed during a fight at Casino last month.
The police do not exclude a link between the two events.
“While the investigation is quite early, we are reviewing all investigative leads,” Superintendent Tanner said.
Longtime casino resident Peter Geraghty, who lives near the crime scene, said the city has been rocked by the recent deaths.
“Anything can happen here,” he said.
Additional officers from the area and homicide detectives from Sydney have been dispatched to assist in the investigations.
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