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18-year-old charged with manslaughter in death of Hamilton teen

Last Updated Dec 9, 2018 at 10:58 am EDT

Police tape and an ambulance are seen at a plaza in Hamilton where two teens were stabbed, one fatally, on Dec. 7, 2018. CHCH

Police say an 18-year-old has been charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Hamilton teenager.

Investigators say they were called to a plaza near Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and Upper Wentworth Street around 4:30 p.m. Friday and found a 17-year-old suffering from a serious injury to his chest and an 18-year-old who had minor stab wounds to his upper body.

Police say both of the alleged victims were taken to hospital, where the younger of the two died and the older had his injuries treated.

The deceased has been identified as Joshua Leo.

Police say they searched a home on Saturday, and identified a person believed to have driven two suspects away from the scene, who is not facing any charges in the case.

They say an 18-year-old turned himself in on Saturday night, and is facing charges of manslaughter and assault with a weapon.

Investigators are still looking for another suspect.

With a file from News Staff