Comox Valley RCMP investigate assault along trail in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2023-12-08 15:34 PST

File # 2023-19249

Comox Valley RCMP is investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred yesterday on the Riverside trail under the 17th Street bridge in Courtenay.

Frontline officers responded to the call at approximately 10:30 a.m., spoke with the victim and identified the location of the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that the two individuals involved, suspect and victim, had an altercation earlier in the day which led up to this assault. The victim was taken to hospital after suffering a serious, non life-threatening injury to his head.

Investigators have gathered surveillance footage, interviewed witnesses, examined the scene and are currently working to apprehend the suspect. This is being considered an isolated and targeted assault with no risk to the general public.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2023-19249.

Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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