A 15-year-old boy has died from his injuries after being stabbed Saturday during an altercation in a Vancouver park on the city’s west side.
According to VPD Sgt. Steve Addison, the stabbing occurred around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Almond Park, near Alma Street and West 13th Avenue, after an altercation between two groups of teens.
“VPD investigators believe the victim, Remy Mizutani-Lavoie, was stabbed in the chest by another teen,” said Addison, adding that the teen lost consciousness and collapsed in the park.
“The young victim passed away Sunday afternoon in Children’s Hospital, 24 hours after medical staff attempted life-saving surgery,” said Addison. “The Vancouver Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the case and will continue gathering evidence to support the ongoing investigation.”
Police said a 14-year-old boy was arrested nearby and has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The accused can’t be named because he is a youth, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.