Two men have been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed outside a Darwin shopping centre late at night.
The 20-year-old man was attacked in the car park of the Karama Shopping Plaza in Darwin about 11pm on Wednesday.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at Royal Darwin Hospital.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder and attempted murder and a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder, Northern Territory police said on Friday.
The attempted murder charge relates to a 25-year-old woman, who was stabbed at nearby home less than an hour after the shopping centre attack.
Two men have been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed outside a Darwin shopping centre
She remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition after suffering multiple significant injuries to her stomach.
An ‘edged weapon’ is believed to have been used by the offenders.
‘It is a terrible incident to occur in Karama and two stabbings on the same night in separate locations is very serious,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Jakson Evans said on Thursday.
The dead man had been standing with friends when the two men accused of his murder allegedly pulled up beside the group in a dark-coloured 4WD.
One of the males from the SUV stabbed the victim a number of times,’ Det Snr Sgt Evans said.
‘The victim was able to run away and both males left the area.’
Security guards spotted the stabbed man a short distance away and called paramedics.
Both men were remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court Friday.
The 20-year-old man was attacked in the car park of the Karama Shopping Plaza in Darwin about 11pm on Wednesday