Victoria Police are searching for a group of teenagers they believe are responsible for two gang stabbings in Melbourne's inner west overnight.

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach and wrist after a fight with a group outside a house in Footscray shortly after 10:30pm (AEDT) yesterday.

He was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers were called to a nearby fast food restaurant just minutes later, and found a 15-year-old boy suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He is being treated in the Royal Children's Hospital for serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Senior Detective Brett Van Der Vliet says he is unsure of the motives for the stabbings.

"It's fairly horrific - the injuries that are involved in these victims who are in hospital undergoing surgery at the moment," he said.

"It's quite a vicious attack.

"They were with other people when they were attacked. It could be up to 20 people involved in the fight altogether."

An employee at the fast food restaurant, Mohsin Hassan, says the area is too unsafe to have a 24-hour outlet.

"They fight, I mean they're all teenagers here, they just fight, it's kind of an adventure for them, they just fight with each other, that's it," he said.

"The area is not safe at the night time. We're all talking about it, the store should be closed during the night."

Police say they are looking for a group of Asian males aged in their late teens to early 20s and are asking any witnesses to either attack to come forward.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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