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Victoria police investigating Yates Street attack

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One person was seriously injured in a gun assault in downtown Victoria on Wednesday afternoon, but the injuries were not life threatening.

In a statement, Victoria Police said the 500 block on Yates Street was called shortly after 3:45 pm and a witness called 911 to report that the victim had been “attacked by a group”.

When they arrived, officers found the victim beaten with a weapon, police said.They did not specify the type of weapon used but said the victim was taken to hospital. .

“The downtown intersection where the attack occurred has been off-limits for officers from the Forensic Identification Section to record the scene and collect evidence,” police said, adding that “temporary traffic was blocked” for the investigation. ‘confusion’ may be required, he added. complete their work.

The police said, “Please consider alternative routes and do not enter the crime scene.

VicPD said no arrests have been made and the investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information about the incident or video of it and who has not yet spoken to a police officer is asked to call the VicPD Report Desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1.

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