A man has died in hospital nearly 10 days after he was attacked with a weapon at a supportive housing unit near downtown Victoria.
At around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16th, police were called to a multi-unit building in the 3000-block of Douglas Street, following reports of a man who had been assaulted with a weapon.
According to a police statement last week, the man suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital where he was receiving medical care.
On Wednesday, March 25th, the victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Unconfirmed sources tell Victoria Buzz that a man set off a flare directed at the victim inside of a unit.
Bystanders in the area at the time stated that alarms in the former Tally Ho building – which is now a supportive housing unit – were going off for nearly half an hour.
The suspect was able to elude police for a couple of days after the attack. On Wednesday, March 18th, VicPD spotted and arrested the suspect at around 11 p.m. in the 3100-block of Douglas Street.
Police said the victim and the suspect knew each other and the assault was an isolated incident.
The death is now being investigated as a homicide by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU).
Anyone with information about this incident, including those who witnessed the event, is asked to contact VIIMCU at 250-380-6211.