Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, lost their lives after being subjected to a stabbing in Bristol on Saturday night.
Avon and Somerset Police reported that the victims were attacked by a group of individuals who subsequently fled the scene in a vehicle.
Following the attack, both teenagers were swiftly transported to Southmead Hospital and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children via ambulance.
Unfortunately, they succumbed to their injuries during the early hours of Sunday. As of now, the identities of the victims remain undisclosed, and post-mortem examinations will be conducted at a later time.
In connection with this distressing event, two individuals have been apprehended—a 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy—both of whom are currently in police custody. Additionally, a vehicle linked to the incident has been seized.
Authorities have initiated a murder investigation in response to these tragic deaths, and efforts are underway to locate other suspects involved in the incident.
Superintendent Mark Runacres, Bristol's Commander, urged potential witnesses who were aboard a bus on Ilminster Avenue at the time of the incident to come forward.
A cordon remains in place on Ilminster Avenue, spanning from Newquay Road to Tavistock Road. This measure is necessary as forensic examinations and other inquiries are conducted.
Commander Runacres expressed appreciation for the public's understanding of the disruption caused, given the gravity of the ongoing investigation.
He further stated that the house-to-house inquiries are under way, and CCTV and doorbell footage continues to be gathered, emphasizing the comprehensive efforts being made to bring clarity to this deeply distressing incident.