Wednesday, June 12, 2024

‘Foul play suspected’: Police investigating suspicious death in downtown Victoria


VicPD have confirmed they’re investigating a death on Pandora Avenue where foul play is suspected.

At around 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning, police responded to a call from paramedics for a man who was in medical distress in the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue.

The man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

In a media release, VicPD said foul play is suspected, and this incident is currently being investigated by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit.

“There continues to be a significant police presence in the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue,” said VicPD spokesperson Terri Healy.

“The secondary Pandora Avenue, running eastbound between Vancouver Street and Cook Street remains closed, but the main westbound Pandora Avenue lanes are open for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.”

“Risk to the public is low and actively being managed at this time,” Healy added.

While unconfirmed, sources tell Victoria Buzz a person was shot to death. Photos from the scene show several tents in a grassy area blocked off by police tape.

In the meantime, commuters and residents in the area are encouraged to use alternative routes and plan their travel accordingly to avoid any inconveniences caused by the road closure.

More to come.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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