Police appeal to ‘sense of right and wrong’ in fatal Campbell River assault

RCMP know of witnesses to Oct. 15 attack; want them to come forward

Police say there were witnesses to a downtown Campbell River incident last week that left a man dead.

The Campbell River RCMP are actively seeking witnesses to the attack which occurred near the Royal Bank on Shoppers Row at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

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Based on the investigation so far, there is no indication that the attack was random as had been suggested in local social media posts, Campbell River RCMP media liaison officer Const. Maury Tyre said.

Police are aware that there are several witnesses to the attack, who have not come forward to provide evidence and are asking that they contact the Campbell River RCMP as soon as possible.

“Our goal in this investigation is to get justice for the deceased and ensure that the correct person is held accountable for their actions,” said Tyre.

“Like almost all investigations, police require members of the community to come forward and talk to police about what they’ve seen. While people may be reluctant to come forward, we’re appealing to their sense of right and wrong here. If it was a family member of yours, we know you’d want people to come forward, we’re asking that you do the same.”

Police say they were called to the scene before 11 p.m. where a 60-year-old man had been assaulted and required medical attention. The man was transported to hospital by the BC Ambulance Service. At the hospital, his condition deteriorated and he died in hospital on Saturday (Oct. 17)

If you were a witness to this attack, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

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