Young man killed in stabbing incident in Cork city

Young man killed in stabbing incident in Cork city
The scene of the stabbing incident. 

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a young man was fatally stabbed in the neck in Cork city tonight.

The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, suffered what is understood to have been a stab wound to the neck during an incident on Bandon Rd, on the south side of the city.

There were reports the victim staggered along the road before collapsing at the chipper.

The alarm was raised at around 9.30pm and three ambulances rushed to the scene.

The man received medical attention at the scene and was rushed to Cork University Hospital but has passed away.

A number of areas on Bandon Rd were sealed off by gardaí tonight.

A garda spokesman confirmed they had sealed off the road following the incident and it would remain closed as forensic experts examined the scene.

A number of preliminary statements were taken from people nearby.

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