An altercation between two teen boys and the occupants of a pickup truck resulted in one of the teens beings stabbed multiple times early Monday morning.
The 17-year-old victim is recovering in hospital and is in stable condition.
The incident took place at 2:20 a.m. in the area of Clearbrook and Peardonville roads.
It began with a verbal confrontation between the boys and the occupants of a black Ford F-150 Platinum. The conflict escalated into a physical altercation in the 31900 block of Peardonville Road, and the boy was stabbed several times in his upper body.
Abbotsford Police was called to the scene and the victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Const. Ian MacDonald said exact details of the dispute are not known at this time, but police will have more information once they are able to conduct a more thorough interview with the victim.
“It’s difficult to say (what caused the dispute) … We don’t believe it was over anything terribly serious,” he said.
MacDonald said those involved did not know each other, but they may have been out that late because there are stores and restaurants that are open in the area at that time.
He said police do not yet have descriptions of the people in the truck or even how many there were.
Const. Ian MacDonald said police are actively looking for the suspects and their vehicle.
The major crime unit is now leading the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.