December 18, 2014 7:33 pm
Updated: December 20, 2014 11:27 pm

IHIT investigating homicide of 17-year-old in Surrey


A man who was stabbed multiple times yesterday in Surrey has died of his injuries.

Seventeen-year-old Jaylen Sandhu has now been identified as the victim in the killing – the third young person killed in Surrey in eight days.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case from Surrey RCMP, who were on scene yesterday looking for suspects.

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It happened around 2:30 p.m. in the 16300 block of 88th Avenue. According to IHIT spokesperson Jennifer Pound, the victim was able to run away and went for help at a nearby home, but died of his injuries shortly after being taken to hospital.

The stabbing was near Holy Cross Regional secondary school, which was on lockdown for around 30 minutes.

There have also been reports of shots fired, but those are unconfirmed.

There is no information on the victim’s identity at this time.

It’s the third homicide in Surrey in just over a week, following the deaths of eight-year-old Teagan Batstone and 15-year-old Dario Bartoli.

WATCH: Surrey is in mourning after the third murder of a young person in just over a week. Jill Bennett reports.

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