Two men sent to hospital in Duncan attack by four others

Two men were taken to hospital last Wednesday night after a beating, allegedly at the hands of four others.

According to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, a 41-year-old Duncan man and two friends, a 55-year-old man and a woman, were gathered by the Cowichan River around 9 p.m. on Sept. 3 when they were approached by four First Nations men and two First Nations women.

The trio reported to police that they were victims of an unprovoked attack when the four men began beating them. By the time the female friend called police, the 41-year-old man was bleeding and unconscious.

"We received information from the victims that they were walking down the trail when they were attacked by the four men after greeting them," Sgt. Kurt Bosnell said.

Police and ambulance personnel attended the scene, but a search, both on foot and in vehicles, was unable to locate the perpetrators.

The two victims were taken to hospital, where the 41-year-old man was still undergoing treatment as of Friday. The 55-year-old man was released with a minor concussion, and the woman did not suffer any injuries.

The RCMP expressed concerns about the incident.

"We hope all of the citizens of our community can feel safe when out and about, and situations like this are troubling." Cpl. Krista Hobday said.

Anyone with more information about this crime should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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