14-year-old fatally stabbed outside of Hamilton high school

Oct 8 2019, 7:36 am

Hamilton Police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year after a 14-year-old student was fatally stabbed outside of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on Monday.

Police say they responded to a call for a stabbing in the area of Dusmure Road and Ivon just around 1:20 pm.

When patrol officers arrived around 1:23 pm, they report immediately providing assistance to the victim. Unfortunately, the teen succumbed to his injuries at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Following the attack, police searched the area and were able to locate two suspects not far from the crime scene.

On Tuesday, police provided an update and said two males from Hamilton, aged 14 and 18-years-old, have been charged with first-degree murder. They will appear in court today.

A third male teen was also arrested around 6 pm on Monday evening. However, after being interviewed by authorities, he was released.

None of the suspects or the victim have been named, but police said they are still looking for two additional suspects.

Suspect One

  • Light-skinned black female
  • Early teens
  • Long black hair
  • Wearing a black coat and possibly a black t-shirt underneath with white writing on it
  • Black shoes with a white stripe and white laces

Suspect Two

  • White male
  • Early teens
  • Dark pants and a gray long-sleeved shirt
  • White shoes
  • Black backpack

Police said the murder weapon used in the incident has not been recovered. Residents in the area who find anything suspicious on their property are urged not to touch the item but to contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Hamilton Police officers will remain in the area for the majority of the day to continue processing evidence and canvassing.

Grief counsellors will also be available for those affected by the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to attend the command van at Ivon Avenue and Dunsmure Road. Or to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.