Two men in hospital after stabbings in near Victoria’s Centennial Square

Two men in hospital after stabbings in near Victoria's Centennial Square
Daniel Toye
Video from Daniel Toye showing a stabbing victim in Victoria.

**This story contains video that may be disturbing to some viewers**

Victoria Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating two incidents –believed to be related – that took place near the Centennial Square area and sent two men to the hospital Sunday night.

According to VicPD, officers received a report at 9:15 p.m. of someone being injured in a stabbing following a confrontation in Centennial Square.

The report led officers to the intersection of Government and Fisgard streets, where they found a man suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Aid was provided and the man was transported to hospital.

Five minutes later, VicPD received another report of a second stabbing incident in the 2000-block of Douglas Street.

When officers arrived on location, they found a second man suffering from injuries that are considered to be life-threatening.

He was also transported to the hospital, where both men currently remain.

Daniel Toye, who was driving along Douglas Street around the time of the incident, captured one of the victims on dashcam.

found a man who had been stabbed multiple times today

Posted by Daniel Toye on Sunday, August 9, 2020

In the video, a man can be seen on his hands and knees in the middle lane as cars drive around him.

Tanis Wahl, another witness, also saw the man in the street.

“I thought maybe it was a fender fender at first, with all the traffic all going around and then I saw the man on the ground and another man on the phone to 911,” Wahl said.
“I just happened to have some extra PPE in our vehicle thanks to COVID and popped that on and went to see if I could assist in the situation.”
Wahl said she could tell right away the man was bleeding “pretty profusely” from his back.

Victoria police said that it is believed both incidents are related.

An investigation is currently ongoing, however, VicPD emphasized it doesn’t believe there is a risk to the general public.

If you have information about these incidents and haven’t spoken to police, VicPD is asking for you to call (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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