In a stabbing attack inside a Melbourne CBD apartment, nine teenagers were wounded.
After a fight broke out during a wild party inside a Melbourne CBD apartment, nine young people were stabbed.
Around 50 partygoers allegedly gathered unlawfully inside the Neo200 complex on Spencer Street overnight, according to police.
A 19-year-old man with stab wounds flagged down police at Southern Cross Station about 2.20 a.m. today, alerting officers to the assault.
A battle broke out at the party, according to the man from Dandenong North, and he was stabbed several times in the upper body and arms.
He was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is now in critical condition.
Around 3.50 a.m., two other victims, a 19-year-old Langwarrin man and a 20-year-old Berwick man, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds.
Three other 17-year-old boys, who are suspected to be involved in the incident, arrived at the Werribee Mercy Hospital a little more than an hour later.
Around 2.45 a.m., three more 19-year-old men arrived at a Fitzroy hospital.
After being flagged down by the initial 19-year-old man, police found the other victims in the foyer of the apartment complex, according to Acting Commander Darren Franks.
"The apartment building was locked down as a crime scene," he said, referring to the foyer and lift area in particular.
"All indications are that the war started in the apartment and moved down to the foyer."
At this point, it appears that there are numerous suspects."
Commander Franks said there was evidence that several people had shown up at the party without being invited, and that the large crowd was a violation of the state's health regulations.
"Young people of African appearance," he said of those involved in the attack.
The suspects, on the other hand, were not cooperating with the police, according to Commander Franks.
"They aren't cooperating with us," he said, "but we're having trouble figuring out the 'why' and 'how' of how it all started."
"We're looking at CCTV and other possibilities."
"We'll almost certainly look into the CHO violation as well."
As gang crime squad investigators continue their investigation, a crime scene has been developed on Spencer Street.
Officers have been seen looking through bins for a knife.
Commander Franks said, "We take any combat involving knives or any edged weapons extremely seriously."
"As a result, we see deaths on a daily basis."
Traffic is being redirected around the scene on Little Bourke Street and Bourke Street.