Lower Mainland youth stabbed in targeted incident

Police believe a 15-year-old has been taken to hospital after a targeted stabbing in North Delta Wednesday night.

Delta police responded to a stabbing incident at McCloskey Elementary School at 9:40 p.m. on April 12, according to a news release.

Officers at the scene provided first aid to a young man who was stabbed and was transferred to a local hospital. The young man is currently in stable condition and his life is not in danger.

While investigators determined the victim was the target, police said there were no known links to any other high-profile assaults involving youth in the Lower Mainland.

Also, while the incident took place on campus, it has nothing to do with the school.

DPD officers will be in the area today (Thursday) to continue their investigation and gather any available video.

Police are asking drivers who took dashcam video in the 116th Street and 80th Avenue area between 9:20 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, residents who live near McCloskey with security or doorbell cameras, or anyone who witnessed anything suspicious Anyone at the event is asked to contact the Delta Police Department at 604-946-4411 before and after the attack and cite file number 2023-8339.

The stabbing occurred Wednesday night 24 hours after 17-year-old Ethan Bespflug was stabbed to death on the 503 bus in the 9900 block of King George Avenue. in Surrey. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation.

Bespflug is Surrey’s fifth homicide victim so far this year and the second stabbed victim on a bus in Surrey this month.

Corporal Vanessa Munn of the Surrey RCMP said police had no reason to suspect Tuesday’s stabbing was related to the April 1 shooting of a man whose throat was slashed at the junction of Fraser Highway and 148th Street. Cut “in any way” – also on a 503 bus.

An earlier stabbing resulted in the death of suspect Abdul Aziz Kawam Charged with four terrorism-related offensesKawam is accused of committing crimes on behalf of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

The April 1 stabbing victim survived and is recovering at home.

– Filed from Tom Zytaruk

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