Police: Juvenile stabbed outside Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City; victim, suspects taken to hospital

A juvenile was stabbed and his suspected attackers were injured Friday in a fight in West Valley City. Photo; Gephardt Daily/SLC Scanner

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, June 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Three juveniles were taken to a local hospital Friday afternoon after an altercation turned into a knife attack.

The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. outside of Valley Fair Mall, 3601 S. 2700 West, West Valley City.

“During the altercation, the victim was stabbed in the torso,” WVCPD spokeswoman Roxanne Vainuku told Gephardt Daily. “The suspects suffered cuts to their hands and things like that during the altercation.”

All three involved were taken to a hospital for evaluation, Vainuku said. Their ages were not immediately available. The victim was male, and Vainuku said she believed the suspects were male as well.

“We are investigating the possibility of this being gang related,” she said. “The suspects have very minor injuries. The victim’s injury was slightly more significant because, of course, it was a puncture to the torso.”



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