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

Whistler Stabbings Over Long Weekend Prompt RCMP Investigation

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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