A teenage boy has been arrested after he allegedly murdered another teen with a kitchen knife on the NSW Central Coast.
Police were called to Langford Drive, Kariong on Tuesday about 11pm after reports of a stabbing and located a 13-year-old boy with a stab wound to his chest.
NSW Police said officers were told the boy was stabbed during an altercation.
Residents had performed CPR on the boy before police arrived. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he later died.
Police seized a kitchen knife believed to be the murder weapon.
Forensic officers combed the scene and enquiries led police to a nearby home where they arrested a 13-year-old boy.
He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with murder.
He was refused bail and will face children’s court on Wednesday.
Brisbane Water Police District Commander Detective Superintendent Darryl Jobson said the stabbing was a "tragic incident" and "the ripple effects will go through the whole community".
The two boys knew one another and police are looking into whether they had arranged to meet up and fight.
Det Supt Jobson said police have identified six witnesses but believe there are more who were yet to be identified and called on them to come forward.
"It's likely that there's young kids that are going to be witnesses," Det Supt Jobson said.
"This is an incident of tragic proportions and the lives of many have changed forever. As you would expect all the families involved in this are upset. It's a traumatic experience."
State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will continue with investigations and have received assistance from Forensic Child Interviewers from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.
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