Discussion between two groups turned into fatal brawl: Hamilton Police

This article, from July 20, includes information related to the serious altercation that took place recently in Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

What has been described by Hamilton Police as a planned discussion between a group from Hamilton and a group from Peel turned violent in the early hours of July 19, resulting in the death of a man from Peel.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton Police say that the man was stabbed in an early morning “melee” at a plaza located at 310 Limeridge Rd. W. in Ward 8. The plaza is home to local small businesses and the Hamilton Community Food Centre.

According to Hamilton Police, the individuals from Peel were “swarmed” by 20 to 30 young men from the Hamilton group, according to Det. Sgt. Thom.

“There were weapons used — knives, sticks, pipes and the mention of a Taser even being used as well”, Thom would explain to local media.

In light of the developments, Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko issued the following statement via Twitter:

According to police, no one has been charged yet, but Thom noted no one in the Peel group was known to police. He couldn’t say the same for the members of the Hamilton group, which police are still trying to identify.

*Update*

Hamilton Police have charged a 17-year-old in the death.

A statement from Hamilton Police concerning the arrest, as well as anonymous contact details for potential witnesses can be found here.

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