Nepe stabbing: Teen taken to hospital in critical condition, 18-year-old faces charges

An 18-year-old man is facing charges after a 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital in critical condition following a stabbing in Nepean on Thursday, the Ottawa Police Service says.

“(The victim) remains in the hospital in critical condition,” police said in X.

It happened in the 100 block of Constellation Drive just before noon.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board confirmed in a statement that a student at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School was taken to hospital.

“The school has been in contact with the student’s family and is cooperating with the police investigation,” the school board said in the statement.

A witness told CTV News Ottawa that the stabbing occurred after a group of teenagers got into an argument. The witness said they saw the victim lying on the ground and surrounded by a group of four or five teenagers, and noted that there was “a lot of blood.”

The fight was very intense, the witness said, noting that there was a lot of screaming, then fists and finally stabbings.

Although the witness did not see a knife, he says it is very likely that it was used given the amount of blood that was there.

The City of Ottawa says there is “no current risk to building occupants” at the Mary Pitt Centre, and noted that the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) will provide further updates.

At the time, OPS said there was “a significant police presence due to a police operation.”

Police asked people to avoid the area and noted that roads may be closed while they investigate.

The investigation is ongoing.