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A man has been hospitalized with serious injuries after he was assaulted with a weapon in downtown Victoria.

Police were called to a multi-unit building in the 3000-block of Douglas Street at around 2:30 p.m. Monday, in relation to a man who had been assaulted with a weapon.

According to police, the man suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital where he is still receiving medical care.

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Unconfirmed sources tell Victoria Buzz that a man set off a flare directed at the victim inside of a unit.

People in the area at the time said that alarms in the former Tally Ho building – which is now a supportive housing unit – were going off for nearly half an hour.

No suspect has been arrested, however, investigators believe that the victim and the suspect were known to each other.

Police believe the incident was isolated, there is no threat to public safety, and the investigation is ongoing.

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