GARDAÍ HAVE launched an investigation following the fatal stabbing of a young man in Cork city last night.
RTÉ reports that the 20-year-old man is believed to have been attending a party in a house on Bandon Road in the city centre when an argument erupted.
The unnamed man is understood to have been stabbed during the dispute, which took place at approximately 9.10pm, January 16 2020.
He staggered out of the house and into the street where he collapsed due to his injuries.
Emergency services were called and the man was treated at the scene before being taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Gardaí have sealed off the area pending a forensic examination, which began getting underway early this morning, according to RTÉ reporter Paschal Sheehy who was on the scene.
A full technical and forensic examination is getting underway at the scene in #Cork of the country’s latest violent death: a student, in his late teens or early 20s, fatally stabbed. Gardaí are appealing for people with information to contact them. @rtenews pic.twitter.com/B0Xs2nPwrS
— Paschal Sheehy (@PaschalSheehy) January 17, 2020
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today, 17 January 2020, at Cork University Hospital.
Gardaí are now appealing to the public for any information which could assist the investigation, particularly to anyone who may have phone or camera footage of the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.