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Teen dies in Vancouver’s west side stabbing

A day after being stabbed in a Vancouver park, a 15-year-old boy has died from his injuries.

Vancouver Police identified the teen as Remy Mizutani-Lavoie.

He was rushed to hospital Saturday afternoon in Almond Park near Alma street and West 13th avenue after a fight broke out between two groups of teens, police said.

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He died 24 hours after medical staff at BC Children’s Hospital attempted life-saving surgery.

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Police believe Mizutani-Lavoie was stabbed in the chest by another teen.

He lost consciousness and collapsed.

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Police later arrested a 14-year-old boy nearby in connection to the incident.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, he cannot be named and his identity cannot be released.

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Vancouver Police said the suspect has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

“The Vancouver Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the case and will continue gathering evidence to support the ongoing investigation,” Sgt. Steve Addison said in a statement.

Police did not release information about a possible motive, or if any other charges will be laid.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police.



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