Police investigating wounding incident between youths in Launceston

Police are investigating an incident between two youths in Launceston yesterday which resulted in a youth receiving a non-life-threatening stab wound. 

At 1:50pm, police responded to an altercation involving a group of youths on St John Street.

As a result of the altercation, one youth received a stab wound to his shoulder.  He was transported to the Launceston General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Immediate assistance from members of the public resulted in the arrest of the offending youth, who was found in possession of a knife. 

Police believe this was a targeted incident, as the parties involved were known to each other.

Anyone with any information about the incident, or who witnessed the altercation, is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers online at crimestopperstas.com.au or on 1800 333 000. Quote police reference number 685963. Information can be provided anonymously.