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Homicide investigation underway after 18-year-old Calgarian dies in bar fight

Calgary police are investigating after an 18-year-old died of stab wounds sustained in an apparent bar fight early Saturday.

Friends have flocked online to pay tribute to the victim, identified as Lukas Strasser.

Police were called to a fight in an alley at 1st Street between 10th and 11th Avenue SW around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police have a 20-year-old in custody and interviewing several witnesses.

Charges had not been laid Saturday evening.

Nearly 800 people had already subscribed to a Facebook page created in honour of Strasser and many struggled to comprehend his death.

"I was just getting to know such a bright kid who had so much going for him," wrote one friend.

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