Surrey: A 13-year-old boy stabbed at a Newton schoolyard is now fine and to be released from hospital today, Surry RCMP said.

Police said that during an altercation between a group of youths, a youth was stabbed at a park located in the 6400-block of 123 Street and immediately shifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries on September 15, 2022 at 6:54 p.m.

Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha, Media Relations Officer said that frontline officers flooded the area and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service assisted in a ground search of the area. The suspects were not located, however a knife was recovered in the area. The further investigation is underway.

The Surrey RCMP said that preliminary investigation suggests that a group of youths were playing basketball and lighting off fireworks in the park. Following this, there was an altercation over the fireworks involving two additional unknown youth suspects and it turned violent when a youth was stabbed.

Police are trying to trace the attackers who fled the area prior to police arrival. They are described as South Asian youths between the ages of 15-17 years old, one wearing a grey hoodie and the other wearing a black hoodie, both suspects were wearing covid masks. One of the suspects may have sustained superficial injures as a result of the altercation, police said.

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