(Victoria Buzz)

An investigation is underway and dashcam footage is being sought after several people were bear sprayed around downtown Victoria early Monday morning.

Just before 3 a.m. on May 23rd, VicPD officers were called to Douglas and Yates Streets following a report that a black Mercedes pulled up and dispersed bear spray at people before fleeing.

Once on scene, police identified four victims of the random attack, including two who required treatment from paramedics.

VicPD say officers quickly located the Mercedes near Government and Fisgard Streets and arrested three suspects, all men, for assault with a weapon.

They were later released with a date in court, with officers seizing a canister of bear spray from the vehicle, according to VicPD.

Officers believe there may be additional victims of this incident or witnesses who have yet to speak with police, asking anyone with information to call (250) 995-7654.

To remain anonymous, tipsters can reach out to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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