Stabbing Outside Local Pub
2017-01-21 08:17 PST
File # 2017-586
January 20 at 8:50 p.m., first responders including the BC Ambulance Service and the Oceanside RCMP were called to a pub at the French Creek Marina to reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 41 year old Parksville man lying in the marina parking lot with multiple stab wounds. The victim required immediate care as a large knife was reportedly used to inflict the wounds.
Within minutes, a member of the Oceanside RCMP located the suspect, a 30 year old Errington man who had fled the scene on foot. The suspect was arrested without incident near the French Creek Bridge on highway 19a. He remains in police custody.
The victim was transported by BC Ambulance Service to Nanaimo and then transferred to an air ambulance and taken to the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he remains in serious condition.
Witnesses and staff at the pub were very cooperative with this investigation and it was learned that the victim and suspect were reportedly friends who had arrived to the pub together. The stabbing occurred outside of the pub in the designated smoking area and no other parties were threatened or injured. There is no indication as to why the suspect stabbed the victim as there was no altercation noted prior to the stabbing.
As the investigation is still ongoing, there will be no further comment at this time.
Cpl. Jesse ForemanNCO i/c Community Policing
727 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245
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