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UPDATE: Man dies after assault near Royal Bank in Campbell River

Looking for witnesses to Oct. 15 assault
Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

This story has been updated

The Campbell River RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating an assault which occurred near the Royal Bank on Shopper’s Row on October 15.

Police were called to the scene before 11:00 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).

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this time, said Const. Maury Tyre. As police, our job is to ensure that this investigation is professional and thorough, as such we will not be releasing further details at this time.

The police are asking for witnesses who have not yet spoken to them to contact the local detachment at 250-286-6221.

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