Hamilton teens facing charges in death of 14-year-old


Hamilton police have laid 1st-degree-murder charges after a 14-year-old male was killed Monday afternoon in what police are calling the city’s 9th homicide of 2019.

Two males from Hamilton, ages 18 and 14, will appear at John Sopinka Courthouse Tuesday to answer the charges.

Police did not identify the two suspects, citing regulations under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

A third male youth was arrested Monday night but was released by police unconditionally.

Police were called to the area outside of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School early Monday afternoon to reports of a serious assault. Schools and daycares in the area were placed under hold and secure as police investigated the incident.

The victim, a student at Sir Winston Churchill, was transported to hospital but police later tweeted that he succumbed to his injuries.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police say the weapon used in the incident has not been recovered but will remain in the area Tuesday, continuing to work with Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. 

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

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