RCMP have launched a homicide investigation after a man died in Duncan early Saturday morning.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday July 16, 2022 North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP responded to a report of an injured man on the street in the downtown area of Duncan. Police responded to the intersection area of Kenneth Street and Jubilee Street and located a man with stab wounds. BC Ambulance transported the man to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has been called and are leading the homicide investigation with the assistance of North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. A two block area around Kenneth and Jubilee Streets was cordoned off so police could gather any evidence from the scene.
Police have been able to determine that the deceased is a 33-year-old man from Duncan and efforts are now underway to notify his next of kin., says Dawn Roberts with the BC RCMP.
Investigators did close off a wide area as it appears the victim moved through the downtown area before being located. We are asking anyone that may have heard or seen what happened or has any information about the incident to please call police.
Police have no information to indicate that there is an ongoing threat or risk to the general public.
Forensic Identification Services were on scene on July 16, along with police to search the area for any physical or digital evidence. The scene has since been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211