Police are investigating a fight between 12 teens on the Gold Coast which led to one being killed and another injured.
The fight between two groups, who were not known to each other according to police, erupted on Surfers Paradise Boulevard just after 8pm on Friday.
Two 17-year-olds were stabbed in the chest and both were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital, with one boy confirmed dead.
A GoFundMe page set up for his family has identified Jack Beasley as the deceased.
“Pure evil presented itself when the boys where attacked in Surfers Paradise resulting in Jack being taken from our lives,” a GoFundMe account raising money for the family says.
“Nothing will ever replace this precious life that was taken from us too early but all we can do is assist them emotionally and financially, no matter how small the donation.”
Detectives believe the altercation occurred about 8.10pm on the footpath of Surfers Paradise Boulevard, between Hanlon and Trickett streets.
Queensland Police said in a statement another 17-year-old victim remains in hospital, receiving treatment for the stab wound.
It is believed the two groups were unknown to each other and police are investigating what sparked the altercation.
Police have already spoken to some of the 12 teens involved, however police are still appealing for those who have not spoken with police to come forward.
Detectives have released photos of three young men they believe “may be able to assist” with the investigation.
The three boys have been described as Islander in appearance, with short black hair and possibly aged in their late teens.
In addition to witnesses and people with any information, police are also appealing for members of the public who may have footage of the altercation to bring that forward.
An Incident Centre has been established at Surfers Paradise Police Station with local detectives, specialist police and detectives from the Homicide Investigation Group.
The tributes for Jack have flowed on Facebook, from those who knew him and others offering their condolences.
“You’ll never be forgotten brother, taken too soon, you were loved by all for your amazing and pure personality,” a friend shared.
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