Cleveland Police are investigating after a targeted attack on Flats Lane Normanby caused the death of a young lad who who has not been named.
Paramedics and doctors carried out a blood transfusion and open chest surgery at the scene of the incident.
At around 5:15pm on March 1st 2016, Cleveland Police received a report that an ambulance had been called to attend to a man with serious and significant chest injuries in the Flatts Lane area of Normanby.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics and those from the air ambulance, the man has sadly died.
Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and have begun an investigation to understand the circumstances around how the man came about his injuries.
This investigation is at a very early stage, but officers are active within the local area and have several lines of enquiry, including whether the injuries may have been as a result of a targeted assault.
A section of Flatts Lane has been closed while detectives and forensic officers conduct searches of the area.
Specialist officers will begin identifying and contacting the man’s family members.
Anyone with any information, or who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers independently and anonymously on 0800 555 111.