A 17-year-old boy is fighting for life after being found by his brother with stab wounds in a North Perth alleyway, only metres from his home.
The teenager was found covered in blood in an alleyway near North Perth’s Bourke Street on Saturday night.
“I found him laying down with his eyes open like he was dead,” the boy’s distressed brother told The West Australian.
The teenager was rushed to hospital, where he underwent an emergency operation.
Detectives and uniformed officers were seen scouring the area of the stabbing on Sunday afternoon. A police spokesman said officers were called to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital about 10pm on Saturday after the teen appeared with a serious stab wound to his chest.
“Police believe it’s linked to an earlier incident along Bourke Street in North Perth,” the spokesman said.
“The victim has undergone surgery and remains in hospital.
“The investigation is ongoing.”