Essex County OPP say they have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old Windsor man was fatally injured in Belle River.

A 17-year-old Lakeshore male has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm.

Police have identified the deceased teenager as Marcus Pierce of Windsor. They say a 14-year-old and 17-year-old were also injured.

Police were called to an altercation between several people near Cooper Crescent and Lenore Street around 9:50 p.m. Thursday.

Police say several other people were injured.

Officers say though it appears the persons involved may be known to each other and not a random act, the OPP reminds all citizens of the need to ensure their own safety by securing their homes and outbuildings, even when they are not present.

Anyone with information to call police immediately, or should you wish to remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).