Verbal altercation between youths results in several arrests: West Shore RCMP

Verbal altercation between youths results in several arrests: West Shore RCMP
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West Shore RCMP say several youths have been arrested following a verbal altercation that ended in a fight where one person was stabbed.

West Shore RCMP received a report of an assault causing bodily harm on the Galloping Goose trail near the 3000-block of Jacklin Road on Oct. 28 around 9:50 p.m.

When officers responded, they learned a group of 10-15 youths between the ages of 14-17 were hanging out when a verbal altercation occurred between two male youths.

One started to walk away when he was assaulted by at least three others. He suffered a broken nose and abrasions.

During the assault, one of the main aggressors was stabbed by another youth.

Police have identified which youth was responsible for the stabbing and he has been arrested for aggravated assault. Another youth was arrested for assault causing bodily harm.

“This investigation is on-going and police are still looking to identify the other youths involved in the assault causing bodily harm. We are asking the youths who witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, to please come forward and provide their information,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer, in a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Shore RMCP at 250-474-2264.

This is the second stabbing involving teens on the West Shore in recent weeks.

On Oct. 14, RCMP were investigating a stabbing at the Esso on Jacklin Road involving youths between the ages of 13 and 18.

One 30-year-old male victim was at the Esso gas station when he was hit with a baton and stabbed once in the upper body.

RCMP were able to identify the two suspects in this incident.

READ MORE: Two suspects identified in Langford gas station stabbing: West Shore RCMP


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