Teen boy killed in hit and run on Hamilton’s west Mountain, police say

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Teen boy killed in hit and run on Hamilton's west Mountain, police say
Teen boy killed in hit and run on Hamilton's west Mountain, police say

A 15-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a vehicle driven by another 15-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon on the Hamilton mountain. Around the same time, another 15-year-old boy was stabbed after an attempted robbery near Saltfleet high school.

“These are someone’s children. These are crimes, criminal acts, and as you said they’re teenagers… this is unacceptable” Hamilton Police spokesperson Krista-Lee Ernst said.

Ernst says just before 3 p.m. a 15-year-old male student from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School was walking home along Upper Paradise Avenue near Stone Church Road when he was hit by a vehicle driving northbound.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died. The vehicle that hit him was driven by another 15-year-old male student from St. Thomas More who police say then hit a BMW SUV and fled the scene before officers caught up with him. Police say the arrest was sometime after the initial collision occurred.

The underage driver is facing a charge of failing to remain causing death. Police say more charges are expected. Police say the vehicle wasn’t stolen, but wouldn’t say who it belonged to. They also have not said if the two boys knew each other.

On the other end of the Hamilton mountain, another 15-year-old boy was walking home from Saltfleet high school when he was stabbed during the course of a targetted robbery.

Hamilton police say they have arrested a 16-year-old in relation to the stabbing. The arrest of that male teen suspect happened around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, several blocks from Saltfleet high school.

Police are still investigating if the two teens knew each other. Detectives say the victim is in critical but stable condition.

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