A youth was rushed to hospital after suffering significant injuries following a stabbing in Sooke this afternoon.
Sooke RCMP responded to reports of the stabbing at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, which occurred on a wooded trail near the end of Throup Road, not far from Journey Middle School.
After arriving on scene, officers found a youth suffering from serious injuries.
The victim received first aid from witnesses until the arrival of paramedics, who then transported them to hospital.
At this time, a second youth was taken into custody by police without incident.
According to Sooke RCMP, the suspect will be held in custody to appear in court.
Police have not released any further details on either the victim or the suspect at this time.
“We are grateful to those who immediately took action and rendered care to the victim,” said Sergeant Kevin Shaw, Acting Detachment Commander of the Sooke RCMP.
This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no further risk to the public.
Police are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).