RCMP have released surveillance video as they investigate a stabbing back in June at Ruth King Elementary in Langford.
Just after 11 p.m. on June 26, emergency crews responded to the school after an altercation between two groups of youth — one youth was sent to hospital with knife wounds.
The videos shows one of the two groups allegedly involved. Five boys between the ages of 16 and 23-year-old are seen walking toward a water fountain located on Goldstream Ave at 866 Strathmore Ave in Langford in the first video.
The second shows the same group in a parking lot.
“They’re persons of interest at this point, so we’re not labelling anyone as a suspect,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer. “We just want to know what the involvement was.”
Police believe the two groups of youths were walking on Goldstream Ave between Peatt Road and Matson Road, and crossed paths between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
“If you happen to have lived in that area at the time or… this video jogs your memory in any way or you think you know who’s in the video, definitely give us a call,” said Saggar.
Police describe the boys in the video as:
- One wearing all black clothing.
- One wearing a black full sleeve shirt with blue shorts and white sneakers.
- One wearing a red tee-shirt with white writing on it, dark coloured shorts with dyed blonde hair.
- One wearing a full sleeve dark grey/green shirt with an outline of a white box on the chest, black shorts with white stripes, white sneakers.
West Shore RCMP Serious Crimes Unit are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault.
They can be reached at 250-474-2264. Anonymous reports can be called in through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.