Girl survives attack which killed her mother and six-year-old sister, Mill Park, Victoria


Little girl miraculously survives horror double stabbing murder which killed her mother, 39, and six-year-old sister – as a man remains under police guard in hospital with self-inflicted injuries

  • Woman allegedly stabbed to death in Mill Park, six-year-old girl has also died
  • Her ten-year-old daughter managed to escape the situation unharmed
  • Man, 40, self-harmed when police arrived. He is believed the be the girls’ father
  • He was rushed to hospital in critical condition and remains under police guard 


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A little girl has miraculously survived a horror stabbing that left her mother and six-year-old sister dead.

The 39-year-old woman ran to a neighbour’s house for help when a man, 40, allegedly arrived at her home with a knife on Kellaway Crescent in Mill Park, north-east of Melbourne, on Thursday.

Emergency services arrived at 7.50pm, but the mother died on the scene while her daughter, six, was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

She died on Friday morning.

Her ten-year-old sister managed to escape the situation unharmed. 

A woman and six-year-old girl are dead following a suspected stabbing in Mill Park. A man remains in hospital under police guard

A woman and six-year-old girl are dead following a suspected stabbing in Mill Park. A man remains in hospital under police guard

A woman and six-year-old girl are dead following a suspected stabbing in Mill Park. A man remains in hospital under police guard

The man, who detectives believe is the girls’ father, self-harmed when police arrived and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.  

He is under police guard and detectives are waiting to speak with him. 

At a press conference on Friday morning, police said they believe the man was married to the 39-year-old victim.

‘It is believed the 39-year-old victim ran from her home to the neighbour’s house for help, and she’s been pursued by the offender,’ police said.

‘He is known to police.’ 

The incident sparked a large emergency response, including the SES.

Kellaway Crescent was closed off with police vehicles blocking both ends of the street as one shocked neighbour describing the scenes as a ‘circus.’

‘There was a quite a few people around and they say they heard gunshots,’ another passer-by told the Herald Sun.

‘I saw people on an ambulance stretcher’.

Police were called to Kellaway Crescent in Mill Park shortly before 8pm on Thursday night

Police were called to Kellaway Crescent in Mill Park shortly before 8pm on Thursday night

Police were called to Kellaway Crescent in Mill Park shortly before 8pm on Thursday night

Meanwhile, a man is being questioned by police as detectives investigate a separate fatal double shooting in the beachside suburb of Mordialloc.

Emergency services were called to a home in McDonald Street shortly after 9pm after reports of gunshots.

Two people were found at the scene suffering critical injuries and couldn’t be revived. 

Police searched the area and arrested a man a short time later.

He is currently assisting police with their inquires. No charges have yet been laid.

Two people were shot dead in Mordialloc in Melbourne's south-east on Thursday night (pictured, police at the scene)

Two people were shot dead in Mordialloc in Melbourne's south-east on Thursday night (pictured, police at the scene)

Two people were shot dead in Mordialloc in Melbourne’s south-east on Thursday night (pictured, police at the scene) 

One witness told 3AW he greeted a group of elderly residents as he was leaving the McDonald Street property.

By the time he got to his car, he heard a gunshot, and turned to see an elderly man shooting at the group.

He drove to the nearby police station and reported the shooting. 

Police are also investigating a fatal house fire in Endeavour Hills in the city’s south-east on Thursday night after firefighters found a man dead inside the gutted home.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

A man is being question by police over the fatal double shooting in Mordialloc

A man is being question by police over the fatal double shooting in Mordialloc

A man is being question by police over the fatal double shooting in Mordialloc

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