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19-year-old Good Samaritan killed in Hamilton shooting

Last Updated Dec 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm EDT

A Hamilton police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Hamilton police are looking for two suspects after a man was fatally shot on Saturday night.

The incident occurred at around 9 p.m. in the Main Street and Wentworth Street area.

Police say the man and his friend tried to intervene in a fight between the two suspects and another man. The 19-year-old was shot during the altercation. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi of Hamilton, who police say was a student in the medical sciences program at Brock University and was studying to become a doctor one day.

“We are heartbroken,” read a tweet from Brock University’s Department of Polical Science after learning of Al-Hasnawi’s death.

Police are searching for two suspects, described as white men in their 20s.

This is Hamilton’s ninth homicide of the year.