A murder investigation is underway today after an 18-year-old was found dead at a property following an “argument”.
Local residents said they saw a group fleeing the house in Bodmin, Cornwall, in the early hours of Sunday morning after the incident.
An 18-year-old man who suffered serious injuries at the Wallace Road address was taken by car to Bodmin hospital.
But despite the best efforts of local people, he died in the hospital parking lot.
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Formal identification is still pending, but his next of kin have been informed, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
Police arrested a 17-year-old local man on suspicion of murder at the scene and have since arrested another 18-year-old local man on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
Detective Inspector Ilona Rosson of the Major Crime Team said: “We were called just after midnight on Sunday 23 July following an altercation at a property on Wallace Road in Bodmin.”
“It is currently believed that several people fled the scene after the altercation, one of whom was seriously injured.
“We understand the injured person was taken to Bodmin Hospital by a member of the public.
“Despite the best efforts of local people, an 18-year-old local died of his injuries in the parking lot of Bodmin Hospital.
“A formal identification has not yet taken place, but his next of kin have been informed.”
Police are now looking for witnesses who were in the area of Wallace Road, Berrycombe Road and the A389 between Cardell Road and Bodmin Hospital between 10pm Saturday and 1.30am this morning.
They are also asking for CCTV, doorbell cameras and dash cam footage covering these areas during the specified time period as part of their investigation.
Anyone who could assist with the police investigation is asked to contact him through the Force website or by calling 101 quoting crime reference number 50230202857.