Police were scouring the city for four masked attackers on Tuesday after a man was chased from a car, intercepted and stabbed on Hong Kong Island overnight.
The man, a passenger in a silver Audi TT coupe was travelling along Yiu Hing Road in Shau Kei Wan at about 12.15am, when it was rammed by two other vehicles and crashed outside Yiu Fu House at Yiu Tung Estate, a police spokesman said.
“Four masked men jumped from the two vehicles and attacked the victim with knives before they fled in their own cars,” the spokesman said.
The 22-year-old male victim suffered multiple knife wounds to his body and was rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan where he remained in a critical condition on Tuesday.
The driver of the Audi escaped unscathed and was not at the scene when officers arrived, according to police.
At about 12.30am, 15 minutes after the attack, a seven-seater car burst into flames outside a factory building in Wang Mau Street, Kowloon Bay. Firefighters put out the blaze and no one was injured.
The police spokesman said officers were investigating whether the burnt-out car was one of the vehicles used in the Shau Kei Wan incident.
Detectives from Eastern criminal investigation unit were investigating the knife attack and the motives behind it. No arrests had yet been made.
According to police statistics, the force handled 349 reports of wounding across the city between June and September this year, up 6.1 per cent from 329 cases in the same period last year.
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