Canada: Police found a man stabbed to death in downtown Victoria

Asma Ahmed - | World

Police in downtown Victoria reported two stabbings early Sunday morning, with one victim losing their life.

A violent incident occurred in downtown Victoria in the early hours of Sunday morning, resulting in the stabbing of two individuals, one of whom tragically lost their life. The Victoria Police Department reported that the incident occurred around 4 a.m. within the vicinity of the 700 block of Pandora Avenue.

Upon arrival at the scene, law enforcement officers discovered a deceased male victim and another individual who had sustained injuries from the altercation. The injured victim was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, with authorities affirming that the injuries were not deemed life-threatening.

In response to the situation, one suspect was apprehended, reassuring the public that there is no ongoing threat to safety. The Victoria Police Department issued a statement just before noon, informing the community of the arrest and ensuring that the matter is being diligently investigated by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit. Due to the active investigation, limited details can be disclosed at this time, underscoring the seriousness of the case.

As part of the investigative process, the 700 block of Pandora Avenue has been cordoned off from vehicular traffic, with authorities indicating that the closure will remain in effect until later in the afternoon on Sunday. To stay informed about traffic updates related to the closure, the public is encouraged to monitor the official communication channels of the Victoria Police Department, including their account on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of public safety and the swift response of law enforcement agencies to managing and investigating such incidents. As the investigation progresses, the community awaits further updates on the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.

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