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Melbourne Kings Park stabbing: Teenage boy killed and brother fights for life after attack

Family rocked by an act of ‘pure evil’: Teenage boy is killed and his brother, 18, left fighting for his life after the pair were ambushed outside of their Melbourne home in stabbing rampage

  • Maaka Hakiwai, 17, died as a result of his injuries after he was stabbed
  • His 18-year-old brother was also stabbed in the incident and is fighting for life
  • Friends believe the boys may have been targeted in a gang-related attack

A teenager remains in a critical condition and his younger brother is dead after the pair were set upon while walking home.

Maaka Hakiwai, 17, died as a result of his injuries after he and his 18-year-old brother, Nate, were stabbed in a quiet street in Kings Park, Melbourne on Saturday. 

The rugby league-obsessed teen, who lived on the Gold Coast with his parents and two younger sisters, has been described as a ‘great mate with a big heart’ by friends.

They also believe the boys, understood to have been visiting family in Melbourne, may have been targeted in a gang-related attack. 

 

Maaka Hakiwai, 17, died as a result of his injuries after he and his 18-year-old brother, Nate, were stabbed in a quiet street in Kings Park, Melbourne on Saturday

Friends believe the boys, understood to have been visiting family in Melbourne, may have been targeted in a gang-related attack (pictured: Left: Nate, right: Maaka)

Friends believe the boys, understood to have been visiting family in Melbourne, may have been targeted in a gang-related attack (pictured: Left: Nate, right: Maaka)

Witnesses near the Main Road West stabbing described seeing ‘several thugs’ speed off in a car after the daylight attack as the boys screamed for help.

Blood lined the footpath for 20metres.  

Haunting footage from the scene showed paramedics working on one of the teenagers as he lay in a pool of his own blood on the quiet suburban street.

One woman, understood to be related to one of the stabbed teenagers, wailed for help as she was consoled by a female police officer.  

Haunting footage from the scene showed paramedics working on one of the teenagers as he lay in a pool of his own blood on the quiet suburban street

Haunting footage from the scene showed paramedics working on one of the teenagers as he lay in a pool of his own blood on the quiet suburban street

Nate is understood to be in a stable but critical condition.

A friend of the family set up a GoFundMe appeal for the boys parents Karli and Stirling Hakiwai.

‘Pure evil presented itself when they boys were attacked while walking down their home street in Melbourne.

‘Maaka was taken from our lives. Nate was able to fight through and is thankfully still with us, although still in hospital in a stable but critical condition.   

‘Stirling and Karli are experiencing unimaginable pain as they grieve this terrible tragedy,’ the woman said.

The funds raised in the appeal are expected to go toward Maaka’s funeral and helping his parents take time off work to grieve and look after their eldest son, Nate. 

Investigations are still underway and no arrests have been made. 

A trail of blood stretching almost 20 metres could be seen staining the footpath on Friday afternoon

A trail of blood stretching almost 20 metres could be seen staining the footpath on Friday afternoon

Haunting footage from the scene showed paramedics working on one of the teenagers as he lay in a pool of his own blood on the quiet street



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