Three suspects turn themselves in after youth hurt in Surrey school assault

3rd arrest in school assault

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.

RCMP say a third suspect has surrendered to police after a youth was assaulted with a weapon Monday in an attack outside a school in Surrey.

Two other youths were taken into custody shortly after the assault outside Panorama Ridge Secondary School.

Police say the third suspect surrendered later on Monday and all three youths remained in custody overnight.

The suspects were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday and investigators say none of them are known to police.

The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition Monday and police have not released further details about what led to the assault.

A statement issued Tuesday by RCMP says the attack is believed to be related to an ongoing dispute among the teens and is not linked to gang activity, and there's no indication of any continuing risk to safety at the school.

ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m.

RCMP say two youths have been arrested after a male was injured in an assault with a weapon outside a high school in Surrey.

Mounties say investigators have identified three suspects in the assault, which happened Monday morning outside of Panorama Ridge Secondary School.

The injured youth was taken to hospital in stable condition and the school was placed on a "hold and secure" until the safety of all students was confirmed, police say.

All of the suspects are youth and were not previously known to police, RCMP say, and while two have been arrested and are in custody, officers are still looking for the third.

Investigators believe the assault is related to an ongoing dispute among people known to each other and the incident is not related to gang activity.

Police say there is no indication of a further safety risk at the school but there will be an increased police presence as the investigation continues.

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