Victoria Police are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed near downtown Victoria.
Police were called to reports of a stabbing in the 900 block of Pandora Ave at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 15.
They arrived to find a man suffering from potentially life threatening injuries after being stabbed several times.
He was provided medical attention by bystanders until paramedics arrived and transported him to hospital where he remains. His injuries are now considered non-life-threatening.
Police say the suspect fled the area before officers arrived and has not yet been located.
VicPD spokesperson Cst. Cam MacIntyre told Victoria Buzz that the attack was targeted, but investigators are still working to determine whether the suspect and the victim knew each other, and to what extent.
The Major Crimes Unit is now seeking public assistance in their search for the suspect.
He is described as a white man standing 5’10” tall, and has light brown or blonde hair and blue eyes.
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black and red hooded sweater with the hood up, a black and red face mask, and white Nike shoes.
The suspect was seen leaving the scene of the crime on foot, and headed eastbound on Pandora Avenue.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.