|Four people are in hospital after a fight broke out at a Surrey gas station late Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER — A knife, a can of pepper spray and a two-by-four made an appearance during a Surrey, B.C., high school grad celebration late Wednesday night, leaving four people in the hospital.
RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger said a 22-year-old man, who received knife wounds, could face assault charges following a brawl with party bus patrons at a gas station.
About 50 recent high school grads had stopped at a Husky station at approximately 11:30 p.m. to refuel their chartered bus. At the same time, the 22-year-old was driving through the area with a passenger when the pair began arguing with the youths.
The confrontation eventually escalated to the point the man unleashed a two-by-four and started beating the grads, police said.
Grainger said a knife and pepper spray were also used in the violent altercation, but he added it’s not known at this time where the other weapons came from.
Four people were taken to hospital with “fairly serious injuries,” Grainger said.
“We believe (the brawl) was fueled through alcohol and poor judgment,” he said, adding many of the grads, the majority of whom were under the legal drinking age, appeared quite drunk when police arrived.
Grainger said there’s also the potential for many of the youths to be charged as well.