Man dies after being stabbed in 'targeted' attack during haircut in Sydney's west
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Man dies after being stabbed in 'targeted' attack during haircut in Sydney's west

A 20-year-old man who was stabbed while getting his hair cut in Sydney's west has died in hospital, and a teenager has been charged with murder.

Emergency services were called to the hair salon on Mimosa Road, Bossley Park, at 12.38pm on Friday to reports a man had been stabbed by an "unknown offender".

A spokesman for NSW Ambulance said four crews attended the scene and found the man in cardiac arrest on the pavement outside the salon when they arrived.

He had a single stab wound to the right side of his chest, the spokesman said.

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Paramedics resuscitated him at the scene before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition, where he underwent emergency surgery.

The man died in hospital a few hours later.

The victim was found collapsed on the pavement outside the salon when paramedics arrived.

The victim was found collapsed on the pavement outside the salon when paramedics arrived. Credit:Top Notch Video

A spokesman for NSW Police confirmed the man was having his hair cut when the alleged offender entered the salon and stabbed him in what is being treated as a "targeted" attack.

It's understood he staggered outside before collapsing on the street.

Witnesses told Nine News the alleged attacker arrived on a motorbike and kept his helmet on as he carried out the brazen attack.

Police established a crime scene at the salon and launched an investigation.

Following inquiries, an arrest was made at a home on Friday afternoon.

A man is arrested in Bossley Park in relation to the attack.

A man is arrested in Bossley Park in relation to the attack.Credit:Top Notch Video

At around 5pm, officers attended a residence on Tallowood Crescent, Bossley Park, where they arrested an 18-year-old man in relation to the stabbing and took him to Fairfield Police Station.

The teenager has since been charged with murder and refused bail, and will appear in court on Saturday.

Jenny Noyes is a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald. She was previously a writer and editor at Daily Life.

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