SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) Police in Surrey, B.C., say a 15-year-old boy is dead after he was assaulted by a group of four to five people early Saturday morning.
RCMP Insp. Bruce Stuart said police were called around 2:43 a.m. PT to a home in the 15600 block of 18 Avenue, where two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, had fled after being assaulted.
Police put markers by two empty bottles of Shanghai Heineken beer found in a nearby park. (CBC)
The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, was rushed to nearby Peace Arch Hospital with critical injuries, but he succumbed to those injuries at 10:20 a.m. PT.
The 14-year-old sustained minor injuries in the attack.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is taking over the investigation, Stuart said, and victim services has been called to assist the boy’s family.
Police said weapons were involved in the assault, but have released no further information.
In a statement released early Saturday afternoon, Surrey RCMP said they were working with IHIT to identify the group involved in the assault.