An 18-year-old boy of Indian origin was stabbed to death in a high school parking lot by another teenager in the Canadian province of British Columbia, police said.
The victim was identified as Mehakpreet Sethi, who was stabbed to death in the parking lot of Tamanawis High School in Surrey on Tuesday by a 17-year-old following a fight between the two, the Vancouver Sun newspaper reported.
The school principal confirmed Tuesday that a fight broke out in the parking lot, but the victim was not a student at the school, according to the report.
“At this time, it is believed that the suspect and victim knew each other and that this was an isolated incident,” said Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Sgt. Timothy Pierotti was quoted in the report.
The 17-year-old suspect was identified by witnesses and arrested.
Surrey spokesman for the Canadian National Police, Cpl. Vanessa Munn said police were called about the attack shortly after noon.
“Police arrived within minutes and immediately began taking life-saving measures,” Munn said.
“The 18-year-old victim was transported to hospital, however despite all attempts to revive the individual, he succumbed to his injuries,” it said in the report.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has called on students at the school who witnessed the deadly fight to come forward with any information they have.