Overnight stabbings at birthday party, engagement party and gas station
Police forces in Metro Vancouver responded to three stabbing incidents on Friday night, with Vancouver Police investigating whether two East Vancouver incidents could be related.
At approximately 11 p.m., a young woman was injured in an altercation outside Fraserview Banquet Hall on Fraser Street near Southeast Marine Drive, CBC News reports. Two men allegedly attacked a woman with a machete while witnesses from a second floor balcony attempted to prevent the attack by throwing glasses at the men.
The men were not part of the engagement party and fled the scene in a grey Honda sedan. The woman was taken to hospital with injuries to her arm.
Moments later, another attack occurred outside a gas station at the intersection of Victoria Drive and East 49th Avenue, according to CBC. A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed and pepper sprayed by suspects in a vehicle that matched the description from the previous banquet hall incident.
Over in Burnaby, just before 11 p.m., Burnaby RCMP responded to reports of a fight at a birthday party held inside a fitness gym located near the 5500 block of Kingsway. According to CKNW, two men suffered non-life threatening injuries and two men have been arrested.