(THUNDER BAY, ON) – UPDATE:
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating a homicide that took place in the morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Victoria Avenue West just after 7 a.m.
When officers arrived they located a youth victim. Paramedics transported the youth to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where they were later pronounced deceased.
A second victim, a 59-year-old Thunder Bay man, was also injured. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and has since been released.
As the result of an ongoing investigation, police learned an altercation took place at the home between a 34-year-old Thunder Bay woman and the two victims.
The investigation identified the woman as a suspect, and she was subsequently arrested and transported to the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident and are holding the scene at the Victoria Avenue residence.
A post-mortem is being scheduled and is expected to take place in Toronto at a later date.
Victims and accused were known to each other. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Courtney Marie LABELLE, 34, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Second-Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. She appeared in bail court Wednesday and is being held in custody with a future appearance date of Jan. 8, 2020.
EARLIER: Police swarmed a block on Victoria Ave on January 1st, 2020.
Residents in the area tell us that about 6 to 8 police cruisers along with at least two paramedic vehicles and a fire truck responded to the early morning incident.
Soon after, all but two police cruisers remained on the location of the undetermined incident.
Police were seen speaking with neighbours, apparently canvassing the area. An officer on scene indicated that the investigation is ongoing.
We would like to remind the public that the police have absolutely no authority to tell you not to take pictures of anything in public view. There appears to be one TBPS officer who is not aware of this. No, they cannot seize your phone. No, they cannot charge you with anything. Ensure you are pulled over safely when taking a photo.
This is a developing story and we will update you as more information becomes available.