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Man, 32, in critical condition after assault in Abbotsford

Police are revealing few details at this time about what occurred Monday morning
Police tape marks the area behind the Phoenix Society’s community hub centre on Monday after a 32-year-old man was critically injured. (Submitted photo)

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday morning (Jan. 16) after an assault in Abbotsford.

Police have released few details, other than to say that patrol officers responded at 6 a.m. to the 32900 block of South Fraser Way, by the Phoenix Society’s community hub centre. When they arrived, they found a seriously injured man.

Sgt. Paul Walker, media officer with the Abbotsford Police Department (APD), said the victim was taken by ground ambulance to a Vancouver hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

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He said police are not, at this time, releasing information about how the man was injured and the circumstances surrounding the incident, but it appears to be targeted.

“Our major crime unit has taken over the case and is in the early stages of this investigation,” Walker said.

“Investigators are in the process of reviewing video from the area and establishing a timeline with the assistance of witnesses.”

Police are seeking further witnesses and dashcam footage from anyone who was travelling along South Fraser Way between Ware Street and Gladwin Road from 4 to 5 a.m. Those who can help are asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225.

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Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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