Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for those with information to come forward after a young man was stabbed in the head, arm, and hands in downtown Victoria early Tuesday morning.
Just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16th, Patrol officers were called to the 500-block of Yates Street by B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) paramedics after they received a call for assistance after a person had been stabbed. When someone is injured in a violent incident, police officers move in first to secure the scene and ensure the area is safe so paramedics can provide medical aid. Officers arrived and found the victim in a pool of blood being given first aid by shelter staff, suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.
With the scene secured, BCEHS paramedics quickly moved in to provide emergency first aid. Officers assisted in applying a tourniquet as the victim was rushed to hospital. An officer rode in the ambulance with the victim and paramedics to assist. After treatment, the victim’s injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.
VicPD’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) attended to document the scene and detectives with our Investigative Services Division (ISD) Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.
Investigators are asking witnesses, those with surveillance footage from the area, and those with information about this incident to call VicPD’s Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.