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Homicide Squad Investigate Melbourne 'Stabbing' Death

The victim was found in West Footscray.

06/08/2017 9:46 AM AEST | Updated 06/08/2017 9:46 AM AEST
David Gray / Reuters
Police are investigating a suspicious death in West Footscray.

Homicide Squad detectives are probing the suspicious death of a man in Melbourne on Saturday night.

The victim, who is yet to be identified, was located in West Footscray with critical injuries just before 7pm, police said in a statement.

Police said emergency services tried to revive the man but he died at the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the death are yet to be determined.

NewsCorp Australia reports that the man died after being stabbed in the back.

A witness told NewsCorp he appeared to have "wounds like he was stabbed".

Police are said to be looking at whether the death occurred after a "meeting went wrong".

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