12/19/2014 07:27 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST

Surrey Attack Leaves 17-Year-Old Dead

SURREY, B.C. - Homicide investigators have been called in after an assault in the Vancouver area that ended with a 17-year-old boy dead.

The region's RCMP-led homicide unit says police were called Thursday afternoon about an assault in Surrey.

A news release says 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu ran away and sought assistance at a nearby residence.

He was transported to hospital but he died a short time later.

The news release says the suspect fled and there have not been any arrests.

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