Man in critical condition after assault

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. while the man was standing in the driveway of his home

A 29-year-old Chemainus man is in critical but stable condition in Victoria General Hospital after what police are calling a targeted attack outside his home Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. while the man was standing in the driveway of his home, just off the Trans Canada Highway.

Police said at least two unknown attackers assaulted him before taking off.

“North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are in conduct of the investigation at this time and are working diligently toward identifying the suspects,” North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday said. “There is no perceived threat to public safety.”

The man’s mother called 911 and he was tended to by paramedics at the scene before he was transported to Victoria General Hospital.

“The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time but he is considered to be in critical but stable condition,” Hobday said.

Those with information about this or any other crime are encouraged to call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).