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Three sections of Douglas Street closed due to another stabbing


While details remain sparse, VicPD have confirmed another stabbing investigation is underway near the intersection of Douglas and Yates Street in downtown Victoria.

Footage from the scene shows emergency responders attending to an individual, who is later transported away in an ambulance.

The incident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. Photos sent to Victoria Buzz also show two other sections of Douglas Street closed, including outside of Shoppers Drug Mart.

“Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Douglas Street and Yates Street. The victim was transported to hospital and no arrests have been made at this time,” police said in a statement.

“As the investigation is in the early stages, further details are not available but we may have more to share later,” said VicPD in a statement.

Traffic is not being impacted by the closure between Yates and Johnson Streets.

Victoria Buzz has reached out to BC Emergency Health Services for condition on the victim.

No arrests have been made.

This stabbing comes after two other fatal stabbing in the downtown area over the last month, once which occurred last week.

On April 10th at around 4 a.m., VicPD were called to a report of a stabbing in the 2900-block of Douglas Street.

Officers arrived at the scene to find one man suffering from stab wounds. Officers and BC Emergency Health Services paramedics provided emergency medical treatment to the victim, but he succumbed to his injuries—the suspect remains at large.

Since March 12th, there have been five stabbings in total.

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