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St Catharines Homicide

A stabbing incident in St.Catharines has left a 20-year-old man dead and two injured.

Shortly after 1:15 a.m. on November 10th, police were notified that a man had been stabbed and required immediate assistance on the sidewalk along St. Paul Street between Queen Street and James Street. Officers immediately responded and upon their arrival learned that a second male in the area had also suffered stab related injuries and required immediate medical assistance.

The two men were tended to and transported to hospital. A short time later, a third victim also suffering from stab wounds attended the hospital.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. one of the victims succumbed to his injuries.

Police have cordoned off a section of St. Paul Street between William Street and James Street. No pedestrian or vehicle traffic will be permitted to travel through the cordoned off area, while forensic investigators conduct their investigation.

The identity of the deceased is known to police and efforts are currently being undertaken to notify the next-of-kin. The body of the deceased will be transported to the Hamilton Health Sciences at the Hamilton General Hospital where a postmortem examination will be conducted later this morning. The identity of the deceased will be released after the next of kin has been notified.

The injuries sustained by the other two individuals are not believed to be life threatening in nature and both remain in hospital.

Numerous people are believed to have been in the area on St. Paul Street between Queen Street and James Street at the time of the incident. Major Crime Unit investigators are asking those people to contact police immediately.

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