A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after an overnight stabbing in Surrey.
At approximately 1 am Sunday, Surrey RCMP responded to multiple calls for an “altercation” that was taking place at a home in the 5600 Block of 148th Street.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim with several wounds “from an unknown edged weapon,” said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson in a release.
The victim “had been having a verbal altercation with several other youths that had come to the residence,” Hedderson added. “These youths fled from the residence prior to police arriving on the scene.”
All of the youths are known to each other, noted Hedderson.
Witnesses are being identified and interviewed. The area is being canvassed for additional evidence and witnesses as well.
Police said the incident was targeted and not random.
Now, Surrey RCMP are asking for the public’s help and for anyone who may have witnessed this altercation or observed several youths fleeing from the area, to call them at Surrey at 604-599-0502, Crime Stoppers, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.