Mother’s Day weekend assault leaves youth with life altering injuries




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Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy



West Vancouver – WVPD investigators are appealing to the public for information about a Saturday evening assault with a weapon at Ambleside Park that left a 17-year-old male youth in hospital with serious injuries. 

The assault happened on Saturday, May 9 at approximately 6:15 pm in Ambleside Park, East of the concession stand. 

BC Ambulance Service, West Vancouver Fire & Rescue, and WVPD officers quickly attended the area. 

Patrol officers identified four suspects, and took them into custody near the scene. 

Detectives from the WVPD Major Investigations Team have taken conduct of the investigation and are hoping the public can help.  

“We need anyone who witnessed this, anyone with video evidence, or anyone with any information at all, to contact us,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “This young man has suffered life changing injuries. We want to be sure we gather all available evidence so we have a clear picture of everything that happened.” 

Officers are continuing to investigate throughout the weekend. “Mother’s Day is supposed to be about celebrating loved ones. No mother should have to spend it in the hospital while her child recovers from being injured in a senseless crime.”

The youth was transported from the scene by BC Ambulance Service to a local hospital, where he spent the night after being treated for serious injuries. 

All four suspects have since been released from custody pending further investigation. 

“If you saw what took place, if you were there, if your dash cam captured footage either before or after 6:15 pm on Saturday night, or if you know anything about this incident, please get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 604-925-7300 and reference police file number 20-4833. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit