Stabbing involving teens in north Burnaby

BURNABY RCMP are investigating a stabbing that injured a 17-year-old male.

Police were called to the area of Hastings Street and Kensington Avenue around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday for reports of a stabbing. Officers found a victim suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Soon after, police located a suspect with the assistance of a police dog. The suspect, who is a 17-year-old Burnaby resident, was taken into custody.

It’s believed a group of people had been partying in the area and a confrontation occurred between several people before the stabbing happened.

The circumstances of the incident are still under investigation and investigators are working to determine a motive. Evidence is being assessed to determine what charges may be considered.

It’s believed the suspect and the victim are not known to each other.

Witnesses are asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Reference file number 21-28918.

Meanwhile, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC said in a statement that on Saturday, “three players of our Academy were assaulted at an outdoor gathering in what is believed to be a racially motivated attack. One player is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery following surgery.”

It added: “Enough is enough. We are heartbroken and sickened by the allegations and strongly condemn all forms of discrimination, racism, and hate. Such disgusting behaviour has absolutely no place in our community. We will do everything to support our players affected and urge the toughest punishment possible for those responsible.”