A teenager who was stabbed on a bus in Whaley on Tuesday night has succumbed to his injuries.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case. Including this, there have been four homicides in Surrey in 2023, involving five victims.
This is the second bus stabbing in Surrey this month. The first victim survived.
Corporal Vanessa Munn of the Surrey RCMP said police had no reason to suspect “any link” between Tuesday’s stabbing and the throat slit of a man on the 503 Coast Mountain bus at Fraser Highway and 148 Street on April 1 . That led to the indictment of the suspect, Abdul Aziz Kawam, with four counts of terrorism-related offences, in which Kawam was accused of committing crimes on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS).
The most recent stabbing occurred on April 11 at 9:28 p.m. on a bus in the 9900 block of King George Avenue. The boy died in hospital.
“Initial information indicates that this was a targeted, isolated incident,” Moon said on Wednesday morning.
“At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this investigation.”
Staff Sergeant Brad Essex of the Surrey RCMP said “initial indications” were that Tuesday’s stabbing had nothing to do with any gang clashes.
Police ask anyone with information to call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email [email protected].
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