Stabbing at Lamoureux Park bandshell

In this August 2018, file photo, the Lamoureux Park bandshell during a summer festival. A teenager has been charged after another teen was stabbed Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A teenager is in serious but stable condition at the Cornwall Community Hospital after a stabbing in Lamoureux Park Thursday night.

Police say it happened around 7 p.m. at the bandshell at 100 Water Street when a 16-year-old boy plunged a knife into a 15-year-old.

Cornwall Police Service spokesman Stephanie MacRae couldn’t say what led up to the stabbing or whether drugs were involved because it’s early in the investigation. But the victim and the perpetrator did know each other, MacRae said.

There is a closed circuit camera in Lamoureux Park that is focused on the bandshell.

“We are aware of the camera in that area and it is part of the investigation,” spokesman Stephanie MacRae told Cornwall Newswatch.

Police believe there were other youths around at the time.

“We do know there were other youths in the area who’ve witnessed it and that’s why we’re appealing for some of those witnesses or some of those youths to come forward and speak to the investigating officer,” MacRae said.

The investigating officer is Detective Const. Jason Kilger at 613-933-5000 extension 2452.

MacRae said they know a knife was used but couldn’t say whether police recovered the weapon nor how many times the victim was stabbed.

A 16-year-old boy is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

The youth, whose name is protected because he’s a minor, was held for a bail hearing.