On Sept. 9, 2023, at 11:26 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP received a report of a stabbing outside of the Westwind apartments on 39 Avenue in Wetaskiwin.
Upon arrival, RCMP met a 16-year-old victim with serious injuries. The victim was taken to the hospital by EMS where he was later airlifted by STARS to Edmonton and remains in serious condition.
The investigation has revealed that while outside, some youth had a verbal altercation with individuals inside the Westwind Apartments. Approximately three suspects exited the apartment and one suspect appears to have stabbed the 16-year-old victim.
The investigation has been taken over the by the Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section who are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect(s)
If you have any information about this crime or those responsible you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
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