Suspect arrested at scene, also remains in hospital with minor injuries
An Island family is in mourning, and a homicide investigation is underway, as police confirm a stabbing in Chemainus Friday afternoon proved fatal.
Two other people remain in hospital, including a 16-year-old girl, and a 24-year-old man who is likely facing murder charges.
On Saturday, RCMP investigators returned to home on Caswell Street in Chemainus where the stabbings happened around 2pm Friday.
Sgt. Chris Swain said one of the victims, a 20-year-old Chemainus man, died en route to hospital. He said the 16-year-old girl remains in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
“The suspect is a 24-year-old man from Chemainus, he was taken into custody immediately, arrested, but due to minor injuries he was brought to hospital and remains in hospital in custody and in the care of the hospital.”
Swain says the suspect is likely to face two charges, second degree homicide and attempted homicide.
Police were not releasing names for either the accused, or the victims Saturday and provided no other details on the incident, saying the investigation is only just beginning.