One youth is in custody and three others were hospitalized Saturday night after suffering stab wounds during a bush party in Comox.
B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed it dispatched two air ambulances and three ground ambulances just after 10 p.m.
Two of the victims, deemed to be in critical condition, were transferred by air ambulance to hospital, it said. The third person was taken by ground ambulance.
Comox Valley RCMP said a suspect was quickly identified and arrested.
“The school district has activated their critical incident response team, which will be available to support students, families, and staff after this alarming incident,” said Comox Valley RCMP Const. Monika Terragni.
The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating.
RCMP are asking anyone with additional information to contact police at 250-338-1321 and refer to file 2021-5988.
Tips can also be made by contacting Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or comoxvalleycrimestoppers.ca