The Victoria Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred late in the evening on Monday night.
In a police report issued on Tuesday morning, police say that patrol officers and the VicPD K9 team responded to a call at a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street at around 11 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Police say that patrol officers arrived on scene and located a man who had been stabbed and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.
BC Emergency Health Services paramedics attended and transported the man to hospital for treatment, said police in the report.
A description was gathered of the suspect and police began to search the area. After “an extensive search,” VicPD says that officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers from VicPD’s Forensic Identification Unit were also called to the scene following the incident in order to process evidence and assist with the investigation.
According to Victoria Police, the victim’s injuries are no longer considered life-threatening, however, he remains in hospital.
The suspect still remains outstanding and an investigation is ongoing.
Police are describing the suspect as a 25 to 35-year-old man with a dark complexion, dark hair and a dark beard. At the time of the incident, he was said to be wearing a puffy jacket over a hooded sweater, high top shoes, and a baseball hat which was partially covered by a toque.
Anyone with information about this stabbing is being asked to call VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.
To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.