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16-year-old charged with murder after teen stabbed in Oshawa

Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 at 11:42 am EDT

A 17-year-old boy is dead and another teen has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Oshawa.

Durham Region police were called to the area of Harmony and Taunton roads just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Police say two boys were involved in a verbal altercation which led to the 17-year-old being stabbed.

Const. George Tudos says when they arrived on the scene the teen was without vital signs. He was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have identified the victim as Neveithan Baskaran.

A 16-year-old boy was taken into police custody and charged with second degree murder.

Investigators are still urging witnesses who were at the scene during the fatal stabbing to come forward and speak to police.

This is the first homicide of 2018 in Durham Region.