Police have arrested three men following the alleged stabbing of a 17-year-old teenager in Melton yesterday.
Police and emergency services were called to the Primary Medical and Dental Centre, on Station Road, Melton, at about 3.40pm on Thursday, July 30.
They found the 17-year-old in a life-threatening condition with a stab wound to his leg.
Sergeant Matt Golding, who attended the scene, said the boy was involved in an altercation in the carpark at Woodgrove Shopping Centre before he was driven to the medical centre by some people.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with assault-related offences; a 17-year-old boy has been charged with affray and will appear at the Children’s Court at a later date; and an 18-year-old man has been charged and bailed for assault-related offences and will appear at the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court on September 21.
Sergeant Golding said it is still unknown whether knew his alleged attackers.
“The criminal investigation unit is still investigating. Considering it was in a public space, if anyone’s witnessed anything, do call police.”
Helen Fraser wrote on Melton & Moorabool Star Weekly’s Facebook page there was a “crowded bus stop full of kids trying to get home from school when these morons did what they did”.
“The stress levels of these families is insurmountable. What the hell is going on in this world?”
Nathan Miles, who was at the Primary Medical and Dental Centre when the incident occurred, said there was “blood everywhere”.
“The kids dumped [the 17-year-old] out the front of the centre and drove off,” Mr Miles told Star Weekly.
“I think he must have severed an artery because there was blood pouring out everywhere.”
Mr Miles said the children who witnessed the incident were visibly distraught.
“I don’t know what lead to the whole altercation but it’s not really acceptable that someone would do anything like this, especially at that time.”