COPS have launched a murder probe after a man was killed during a brawl in a “shocking act of violence.”
Five men have now been arrested after the incident in south Bristol last night.
The Bloomfield Road area of Brislington, Bristol
Police were called at just before 10pm to the Bloomfield Road area of Brislington to reports of a disorder.
Cops found one man with serious injuries in nearby Runnymead Avenue, and despite being given emergency first aid he died at the scene.
Meanwhile at least six other men suffered non life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.
A police spokesperson said: “It’s believed the incident involved several people who arrived at the scene in vehicles.
“One car was left abandoned and has now been recovered for a forensic examination.
“We have arrested five men in connection with this incident. All the men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.”
Ch Insp Mike Buck added: “This is a shocking and violent act which happened in residential streets in Brislington and a comprehensive police investigation will now be carried out with the aim of identifying all those responsible.
“We know this will be of great concern to those living in the area and we’d like to reassure the public although we’re in the early stages of an investigation, we’re currently treating this as an incident involving people known to each other. We don’t believe there is any ongoing risk to the wider public.
“One man has tragically lost his life and we’ll be prioritising informing his next of kin and giving them the care and support they need at this desperately sad time.
“This offending is likely to have been witnessed by people in the area and we would urge anyone with information which would assist with our enquiries to come forward now – especially if they have any dash cam footage or video doorbell/private CCTV footage.
“We’ll be stepping up patrols in the area over the coming days to reassure the local community, so our message to any residents who have concerns is please stop an officer and speak to them, or contact your local Neighbourhood Policing team.
“You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.”