Niagara Regional Police say they are investigating a stabbing that took place in the area of Thorold Road and Rice Road, in Welland.
Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old man suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics, before being airlifted to an out-of-town trauma centre by Ornge Air Ambulance. The victim’s condition has since been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
Detectives have identified two youth suspects and arrest warrants are being prepared. The Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada prohibits the NRPS from identifying the youths involved as they are under 18 years of age.
This was a targeted incident as the victim and suspects are known to one and other.
Anyone with information or may have been in the area with any dash-cam footage is asked to contact 3 District detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1023300.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.