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Crime in Hong Kong

Hong Kong man, 73, dies after being stabbed in fight with another elderly person over ‘radio noise’

The other man, 77, sustained injuries to his neck and mouth during altercation at Kwong Yuen Shopping Centre

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 6:37pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 7:03pm

A 73-year-old man died after he was stabbed in a fight with another elderly person outside a Hong Kong shopping centre on Wednesday.

The incident in Sha Tin occurred shortly before 3.15pm, outside Kwong Yuen Shopping Centre in Kwong Yuen Estate off Siu Lek Yuen Road.

Emergency personnel were called in following reports made by passers-by, according to police.

“Initial information showed one of the two elderly men was attacked with a knife ... He was unconscious and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital,” a police spokeswoman said.

She said the victim was declared dead shortly after 5pm.

Superintendent Leung Kwok-wing added that the man suffered two stab wounds in his chest, and an autopsy would be conducted.

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The other man, 77, sustained injuries to his neck and mouth. He was also taken to hospital for treatment. Leung said the man was arrested for murder and was still being held for questioning.

According to Leung, initial information showed the fight between the two men broke out following a dispute over radio noise.

Detectives from Sha Tin police district are investigating.

According to official statistics, police handled 11 reports of murder across the city in the first seven months of this year, a 38.9 per cent dip in cases compared with the same period last year.

Police appealed for witnesses to contact authorities on 3661 2755.