Mounties say the victim of a homicide in the Cowichan Valley was a teenager.
According to an RCMP press release, the victim of a homicide that took place yesterday in North Cowichan was a 17-year-old.
Yesterday morning, RCMP officers were called to a residence on Cowichan Lake Road, where they found a teenager with life-threatening injuries and another individual, who was later taken into police custody.
The teenager, whose identity was not disclosed, was transported to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
“For many in the community, the thought of a 17-year-old being stabbed to death is incomprehensible,” RCMP Insp. Chris Bear of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment said in a press release.
Meanwhile, the individual taken into police custody, was later released and the investigation remains ongoing.
“After consultation with Crown Counsel, the suspect has since been released from custody without conditions. As charges have not yet been sworn, the identity of the suspect will not be disclosed,” Cpl. Chris Manseau, spokesperson for the Vancouver Island RCMP, said in a release.
RCMP say the victim and the suspect were known to each other and called the stabbing an “isolated incident.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the North Cowichan Duncan RCMP Detachment at 250-748-5522.