‘Really terrible’: Victims of Sooke double stabbing face multiple lifesaving surgeries

'Really terrible': Victims of Sooke double stabbing face multiple lifesaving surgeries

Two people are recovering in hospital and needing multiple transfusions and surgeries to save their lives after they were stabbed in Sooke Saturday night.

The victims, who suffered numerous stab wounds, are identified by a GoFundMe and family as 17-year-old Cameron Martin and 23-year-old Nyke.

Martin was reportedly stabbed six times, and Nyke was stabbed seven times.

“They did puncture a lung. [Martin] lost two times the blood his body carries, so he’s had to have multiple transfusions to save his life,” said Brooke Ervin, who started the GoFundMe.

A woman identifying herself online as Cameron’s mom says Martin and Nyke are now in stable condition.

Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested. CHEK News checked with court services, but no charges have been sworn yet.

It’s not the only violent incident recently in Sooke. Earlier this month, police investigated an alleged assault with a weapon involving a man on a walk with his two kids.

RCMP say that file has since closed with few further details, but in the small community, the back-to-back violence has some concerned.

“It’s really terrible and it should not be happening here,” said 21-year-old Sooke resident Jacob McCann.

“It’s sad. I feel concerned, and I hope they’re OK,” said 27-year-old Melissa Fowler.

As for Saturday’s double stabbing, the victim’s mother tells CHEK News her son was calling out the perpetrator for having a girlfriend who was underage, which triggered the attack.

As those allegations are worked out between crown counsel and police, the community is coming together, hoping to raise money to ease the recovery process for the two young men.

“I set up a GoFundMe for the family to help with any of the financial burden the family might have,” said Ervin.

The GoFundMe is here.

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