Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

File: 21-14976

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers have arrested three men after a double stabbing in Victoria yesterday sent two people to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20th, Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for a report that two men had been bear sprayed and stabbed. Officers attended and located two men who were victims of the incident, suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries. The men were transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics. Following treatment, their injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.

Investigating officers identified three suspects in the incident. Shortly before 5 p.m. officers located and arrested one of the suspects in Bastion Square. Less than twenty minutes later, officers located and arrested a second suspect in the 1400-block of Vancouver Street.

One man remained outstanding. Investigators identified this third man and worked to locate and arrest him. Investigators believe this was a targeted incident and did not believe there was a risk to public safety.

Shortly before noon today, Community Services Division officers located and arrested the third suspect in the 900-block of Pandora. All three men were held in custody.

Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit are continuing the investigation.

If you have information about this incident, please call our VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.