A 35-year-old man was rushed to hospital early Saturday morning, after being stabbed multiple times outside a Nanaimo nightclub.
RCMP say they responded to the 100-block of Skinner Street just after midnight, which is in the vicinity of the Old City Pub.
Emergency crews quickly arrived on the scene and provided emergency first aid to the victim.
The man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and remains in hospital.
Investigators say after reviewing video surveillance and speaking with witnesses an altercation broke out on the street in front of the nightclub, and the victim appeared to have received his injuries during the fight.
Several individuals suspected to have been involved have been identified and taken in to custody.
“This does not appear to be a random incident. To date, no charges have been laid and the investigation is being actively investigated, ” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP in a statement.
Anyone with cell phone video or information on the incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.