Police name 16-year-old stabbing victim

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 14, 2021 |

Photo: Braden Ramsell

Police have named the 16-year-old who died following a stabbing incident in Fendalton last night.

He was Zion Purukamu, of Hoon Hay. 

Police said a post-mortem has been completed today.

Two other people remain in hospital, both in a serious but stable condition.

Officers continue to carry out a number of enquiries to establish the circumstances of this incident, including identifying and speaking to those in the area at the time.

The scene examination on Medbury Terrace is ongoing.

Police said they’re “determined to locate the person or people responsible for this senseless incident, and we continue to urge anyone with information or CCTV footage that can help Police to get in touch.”

“We have received a number of calls from members of the public so far, and we thank everyone who has come forward with information, which is invaluable to this investigation.”

Information can be provided to Police on 105 quoting event number P047534409, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 .

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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