Ferryland man stabbed in chest

The RCMP are investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday night in Ferryland, on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula.

The RCMP are investigating a stabbing that happened on Saturday night in Ferryland.

Police were advised that an ambulance was outside a local business treating a 20-year-old man for multiple stab wounds at around 11:15 p.m.

The investigation determined that the victim had been at a beach party in Renews, where a fight ensued between several of the partygoers.

According to police, the victim became involved in an altercation with someone who was involved in the fight and was stabbed several times in the chest.

The man, who is from Ferryland, was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries, but as of Sunday was reported to be in stable condition.

The suspect remains at large pending arrest, but his identity is known to police. 

At this time, police do not feel the public at large is at risk, as this was not a random act of violence, but a targeted attack as a result of the confrontation between the parties.