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Four youths charged with attempted murder in teen stabbing

Barrie male, 16, suffered life-threatening injuries in April 30 attack in Johnson Street area
2019-07-27 Barrie Police RB 1
File photo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday


On Saturday, April 30, 2022, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Barrie police, along with Barrie Fire and Emergency Services and County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, responded to the area of 37 Johnson St. for a report of a stabbing.

It was quickly determined that this incident was isolated and there was no immediate risk to public safety.

The victim, a 16-year-old male from Barrie, was transported to a local hospital and was immediately airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre in serious condition after suffering life-threatening injuries. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Barrie police have arrested and charged four youths in relation to this incident. Three 16-year-old males and one 17-year-old male are now facing charges of attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

All four males were remanded into custody after their arrest. Under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the identities of the arrested persons cannot be released.