Boy, 16, charged in Durham Region’s 1st homicide of 2017; boy, 17, fatally stabbed

OSHAWA, Ont. — A 16-year-old boy is facing a second-degree murder charge in Durham Region’s first homicide of 2018.

Durham regional police say a 17-year-old boy was stabbed Thursday afternoon following an argument at a plaza in Oshawa, Ont.

They say the teen was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say the 16-year-old fled after the stabbing and was arrested at a nearby home.

They say he is being held for a bail hearing.

The Canadian Press

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