Surrey records its third murder in eight days.

Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17

Sandhu was stabbed multiple times in Guildford, becoming Surrey's third murder of a youth in eight days.

The person killed in a multiple stabbing in Guildford has been identified as 17-year-old Jaylen Sandhu.

Sandhu was at a location in the 16300-block of 88 Avenue on Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. when he was stabbed repeatedly.

He was able to flee that residence and seek help from a neighbour.

He was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect managed to flee the scene.

While police searched for the suspect, nearby Holy Cross High School was locked down for about a half an hour.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took over the case on Friday morning.

The killing is the third in this city in eight days – with all under 18 years old – and the 17th murder in Surrey this year.

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, eight-year-old Teagan Batstone was found dead in the trunk of a car in South Surrey. Her mother, Lisa Deanne Batstone, has been charged with her murder.

Then on Saturday, Dec. 13, 15-year-old Dario Bartoli was swarmed by another group, beaten and killed. His killers are still at large.

We are now at the fourth highest number of homicides in Surrey’s history. Last year was the deadliest year with 25, followed by 21 homicides in 2005 and in 2009 there were 20 killings in Surrey.

The average over the last decade is 15 homicides annually.

Crime became the top issue in last fall’s civic election, and the Surrey First coalition that swept council has promised 100 more police officers this fall.

Newly elected Mayor Linda Hepner did not return Leader phone calls by press time Friday.

A staff member at city hall said Hepner was unavailable but would not comment on the ongoing police investigations.

“Any inquiries on the cases should be directed to the RCMP and IHIT as we await additional information,” the staff member said by email.

Anyone who may have information about this homicide is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Stay on www.surreyleader.com for updates.

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