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Whistler Stabbings Over Long Weekend Prompt RCMP Investigation

05/18/2015 05:23 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 06:59 EDT

Whistler RCMP are investigating two apparently unrelated stabbings that happened less than 24 hours apart over the May long weekend.

Just after midnight on Sunday, a 19-year-old man was killed near Main Street, according to an RCMP media release. Officers found the Lower Mainland teen with life-threatening injures and took him to a local clinic, where he later died.

Several suspects were arrested in the "suspicious" death and remain in custody, said Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton in the release.

Less than a day later, officers were called to a second incident near Whistler Way. The victim, also 19, had been stabbed several times and was taken to hospital in Vancouver for treatment.

Knapton said in a media release Monday that there is no indication the stabbings are related.

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