[WATCH] Updated | Second woman in Gharghur stabbing dies

A male suspect has been arrested after stabbing his aunt and mother at their house in Gharghur 

One woman was killed and another seriously injured in Gharghur on Monday (Photo: James Bianchi/MaltaToday)
One woman was killed and another seriously injured in Gharghur on Monday (Photo: James Bianchi/MaltaToday)
Man kills aunt, seriously injures mother in Gharghur

Updated: The mother succumbed to her injuries at Mater Dei Hospital 

Two women were killed in what appears to be a domestic stabbing incident in Gharghur this morning.

Police and an ambulance are currently on site. (Photo:James Bianchi/MaltaToday)
Police and an ambulance are currently on site. (Photo:James Bianchi/MaltaToday)

The 42-year-old male suspect is believed to have attacked his aunt and mother in their house in Triq Fidiel Zarb in Gharghur at around 6am this morning. The two women were found by police in the washroom at the Gharghur residence. 

A 74-year-old woman, believed to be the assailant's aunt, was found dead at the scenes, while the other woman, 71, who is believed to be the man's mother, succumbed to her injuries at Mater Dei Hospital later during the day. 

The investigations are being led by Inspector Keith Arnaud from the homicide squad and District Superintendent Anthony Cassar
The investigations are being led by Inspector Keith Arnaud from the homicide squad and District Superintendent Anthony Cassar

The man, who was reportedly found by police covered in blood, gave himself up to police.

Police and emergency services are on site. 

The investigations are being led by Inspector Keith Arnaud from the homicide squad, together with District Superintendent Anthony Cassar.

Magistrate Clare Stafrace Zammit is on site.

More to follow... 

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