A woman has suffered serious injuries after being stabbed multiple times outside of the Real Canadian Superstore in Campbell River, according to RCMP.
Officers responded to a call of a stabbing outside the Superstore at 1424 Island Highway in Campbell River on Wednesday night.
Shortly after 9 p.m., RCMP say the woman, who is in her 40s, was approached by a man she didn’t know. The man pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman several times, leaving her with serious injuries.
The woman was taken to hospital to receive medical care and has since been released.
“At this point in time, it is not clear what the motivation for the attack was,” said Const. Maury Tyre in a news release. “We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male and ask that anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police to please contact the local detachment.”
RCMP are describing the suspect as a man with a slender build, average height, and wearing jeans, a dark hoodie with the hood up, and a dark colour backpack.
Any witnesses or anyone who has dashcam footage from the area between the hours of 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.