Campbell River RCMP say they are still looking for more witnesses in an assault that led to the death of a 60-year-old man.
A man was assaulted outside the Royal Bank on Shopper’s Row in Campbell River at around 11 p.m. on Thursday, October 15.
At the scene, first responders determined that the victim needed emergency medical attention. He was transported to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Sadly, the man’s condition deteriorated significantly over the next two days and he died in hospital on October 17.
RCMP and BC Coroners Service are continuing to investigate the assault.
So far, police say there is no indication to suggest that the attack was random, suggesting that it was a targeted assault on the victim.
To assist in their investigation, Campbell River RCMP are appealing to witnesses to come forward.
“Like almost all investigations, police require members of the community to come forward and talk to police about what they’ve seen,” reads a statement from police.
“While people may be reluctant to come forward, we’re appealing to their sense of right and wrong here. If it was a family member of yours, we know you’d want people to come forward, we’re asking that you do the same.”
Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.