Police are searching for a man following the wounding of a teenage girl in Buddina this afternoon.
At 4pm, police were called to a shopping centre following reports a teenage girl had been stabbed.
Police will allege two men known to each other, aged 18 and 17 were involved in a physical altercation.
During the altercation a 16-year-old girl, has attempted to intervene, resulting in the 18-year-old man allegedly stabbing the girl, resulting in a significant laceration from her chin to ear.
The 18-year-old man has then proceeded to run from the shopping centre.
The 16-year-old girl was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition and is currently undergoing treatment.
The 17-year-old man involved in the initial altercation was not injured during the incident.
Police declared a crime scene and conducted significant patrols of the surrounding areas, however have not located the man.
Any member of the public that may have information relating to this investigation is urged to contact police.
Investigations are continuing.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
Quote this reference number: QP2001297924 within the online suspicious activity form.