Police investigating late night stabbing of teen boy

Lethbridge Police are investigating an incident where a 16-year-old male was stabbed late Thursday night.

On December 5, 2019 at approximately 11:40 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault in the alley along the 200 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North. Upon arrival, police located a citizen rendering assistance to a young male who had been stabbed. EMS transported the victim to Chinook Regional Hospital and he was later transferred to Calgary Hospital for further treatment of serious injuries. He is currently in stable condition in hospital.

Investigation determined that around 11:30 p.m. a citizen heard a commotion in the alley and observed a group of people running away. The citizen heard someone call for help and after going outside to check, located an injured male and called 911. Police later obtained video surveillance of the incident and following further investigation a person of interest was identified. Police attended the subject’s home and located eight people inside. The occupants were  arrested, along with three additional people who arrived in a vehicle.

Investigation in the matter is ongoing and all subjects currently remain in custody. Preliminary evidence suggests this was not a random crime as some of the individuals involved are known to one another.

There is no further information available to release at this time.

An update will be provided when possible.