UPDATE: Charges laid after man stabbed, shots fired in northwest London

London police cruiser file photo (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News.)

Four London men have now been charged after another man suffered a stab wound in the northwest side of the city.

London police rushed to a plaza at 1229 Wonderland Rd. N, near Sherwood Square around 12:10 a.m. on Friday after getting a 911 call about gunfire in the area.

When officers arrived they found a man in the parking lot suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been treated and released.

Evidence that was found at the scene confirmed a gun had been fired, police said. Fortunately, there were no gunshot-related injuries reported.

Several people were taken into custody and a firearm was seized by police.

As a result of the police investigation, 25-year-old Peter Caron, 22-year-old Johan Huisman, 26-year-old Montel Nethersole, and 21-year-old Joshua Reyes have been charged with occupying a motor vehicle with a restricted firearm, possessing a loaded restricted firearm without a licence, possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon or prohibited device without authority, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a Scheduled I substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Caron, Huisman, and Nethersole are also charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited. As well, Nethersole is charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance and breach of probation, while Reyes is charged with mischief under $5,000.

The four men remained in custody on Friday and with court appearances scheduled that afternoon.

The major crimes unit is continuing to investigate. Investigators believe this was not a random incident and are reassuring the public that there is no threat to public safety.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).