Police probe city’s ninth homicide of the year after stabbing
Two people rushed to hospital, where one died, after crews responded to Upper Wentworth shopping plaza
One person is dead and another was rushed to hospital after a stabbing on the Mountain Friday afternoon.
Police spokesperson Jackie Penman confirmed investigators were probing Hamilton’s ninth homicide with scenes cordoned off at more than one location in the area of Upper Wentworth Street and Kingfisher Drive.
Penman declined to release other details about the investigation and the male victim, who was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, pending notification of next of kin.
Police said the investigation involves more than one scene, including a plaza across from CF Lime Ridge Mall, which was busy with holiday shoppers.
Officers taped off the parking lot
beside the plaza’s McDonald’s and across the street, which is Kingfisher Drive.
Two cars and an unoccupied ambulance were inside the police tape on Kingfisher: a red sedan and a white hatchback that appeared to have blood smears on its hood.
The plaza also includes businesses like Staples Canada and Toys R Us.
Not far from there, police tape and cruisers blocked access to a paved walkway at Pauline Johnson Elementary School on Hummingbird Lane.
Access to adjacent Bruleville Park on Bobolink Road was also restricted.
It’s not clear how the second scene may be related to the first on Upper Wentworth or if there were other scenes in the area.
The call came in as a stabbing at 970 Upper Wentworth St. around 4:30 p.m., Hamilton paramedic Supt. David Thompson said.
From there, paramedics transported two patients to hospital — one with life-threatening injuries and the other in stable condition, he said.
Thompson said he could not confirm the age or gender of the patients.
Last week, 53-year-old Michel Pilon, who was found dead inside his east-end apartment, became the city’s eighth homicide victim of the year.
Police charged 55-year-old George Opassinis in the Hamilton man’s death.
Pilon had just moved into Parkdale Landing, an assisted-living affordable-housing building at Melvin and Parkdale avenues.
Police probe Upper Wentworth scene.
One person has died following a stabbing near Upper Wentworth Street on Hamilton Mountain. Police say the investigation involves more than one scene, including a paved walkway at Pauline Johnson School.