Two teenagers have been charged with assault after a brutal home invasion in which a woman was hit in the head with a baseball bat.
On July 29, at about 8:40 p.m., several neighbours called police to report that three young men wearing masks had kicked in the door of a unit in the 2800 block of 273rd Street.
A woman inside was then heard yelling for someone to call the police, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Holly Marks.
Two of the teens were armed with bats while the third carried a handgun.
The 26-year-old woman was hit in the head with a bat, while her 51-year-old mother was punched in the face and menaced with the gun, said Marks.
The first victim's fiveyear-old son was in the home at the time but was not hurt.
The three teens fled in an older grey vehicle.
RCMP arrived less than five minutes after the attack and found the 26-year-old bleeding from a cut above the eye.
Both she and her mother were taken to hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, said Marks.
The cause of the home invasion seems to have been related to a "prior drug dealing relationship shared by all the parties," said Marks.
Two 17-year-olds have now been charged in the attack.
One has been charged with break and enter and assault causing bodily harm, and has been released to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Aug. 28.
The second teenager has not yet been caught. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on charges of break and enter, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, disguising his face with intent to commit an offense, possession of a weapon, and uttering threats, said Marks.
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