1 dead, 1 injured after stabbing on Hamilton mountain
Hamilton police say one of two people found suffering from stab wounds at a central mountain plaza has died from his injuries.
A Hamilton Paramedic Services spokesperson said paramedics and police were called to the plaza, located at Upper Wentworth Street and Kingfisher Drive across from Lime Ridge Mall at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police say they found a 17-year-old teen suffering from a serious chest wound, while an 18-year-old man had suffered minor stab wounds to his upper body.
Both victims were taken to hospital, where the 17-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later. The 18 year-old was treated in hospital and released.
Hamilton police say the incident began yesterday when the pair arrived in a white hatchback at Pinewarbler Drive near Bruleville Park with plans to meet with someone. When that person showed up with another individual, police say an altercation began while all four were sitting in the car.
The two victims were stabbed, and police say the assailants fled the scene on foot, allegedly joining a third person who was the driver of a grey, four-door sedan parked on Bobolink Road. The vehicle took off and headed west, according to police.
Police say a friend of the victims then showed up, initially planning to drive the pair to hospital until he realized the severity of their injuries. The friend called 911 and stopped the car by the plaza at Upper Wentworth and Kingfisher, where he pulled the 17-year-old out of the car and tried to help him with the assistance of an off-duty firefighter and ex-military paramedic.
The suspects are described as:
- a white man in his late teens with a heavy build, between 220 and 230 pounds, with dark, longer bowl-cut hair, who was wearing dark-coloured track pants and a hoodie
- an Asian man with an athletic build, six feet tall, 200 pounds, with dark hair in cornrows
A suspect description of the driver of the grey car was not immediately available.
Police are withholding the homicide victim’s identity until his family has been notified.
The death marks the city’s ninth homicide of the year.
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