A MURDER investigation is underway today after an 18-year-old was found dead following an "altercation" at a property.
Residents say they saw a group fleeing the house in Bodmin, Cornwall, in the early hours of Sunday following the incident.
An 18-year-old man, who sustained serious injuries at the Wallace Road address, was taken by car to Bodmin hospital.
But despite the best efforts of those at the scene, he died in the hospital's car park.
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Formal identification is yet to take place but his next of kin have been informed, Devon and Cornwall police said.
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Cops arrested a local male, 17, on suspicion of murder at the scene and have since arrested another local man, 18, on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
Detective Inspector Ilona Rosson from the Major Crime Team said: "We were called following an altercation at a property on Wallace Road, Bodmin just after midnight on Sunday 23 July.
“It is currently believed that following this altercation, a number of people fled the scene, one of which had sustained a serious injury.
“We believe that the injured person was taken to Bodmin Hospital by a member of the public.
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"Despite the best efforts of those at the scene, an 18-year-old local man died of his injuries in the car park of Bodmin Hospital.
“Formal identification has yet to have taken place, but his next of kin have been informed.”
Police are now appealing for witnesses who were in the area of Wallace Road, Berrycombe Road and the A389 between Cardell Road and Bodmin Hospital between 10pm on Saturday and 1.30am this morning.
They are also appealing for CCTV, doorbell camera and dashcam footage that covers these areas during the stated time period as part of their investigation.
Anyone who may be able to assist with the police investigation is asked to contact them via the Force website or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference 50230202857.
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