A GoFundMe page identifies Nellie Williams as the second victim of a downtown Duncan assault on Christmas Eve. (Facebook/Nellie Williams)

Second victim identified in B.C. Christmas Eve attack

GoFundMe page identifies Nellie Williams as second person killed in Duncan assault

A second person has died following an assault in a Vancouver Island city on Christmas Eve.

A GoFundMe page identifies the second victim of a Downtown Duncan attack as Nellie Williams, a “daughter, sister, auntie and mother.” The page says Williams was attacked on the street “while trying to protect her boyfriend.”

On Dec. 24 just before 11 p.m., Duncan RCMP were called to an assault near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue. When officers arrived they found an injured woman and a man with life-threatening injuries. Both victims were taken to a local hospital but the man was soon pronounced dead.

RELATED: Police investigating homicide in Duncan on Christmas Day

The woman died in hospital on Dec. 28 and police are now treating the incident as a double homicide. Investigators believe the attack was targeted and are pursuing several leads, including two male persons of interest.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is assisting Duncan RCMP in investigating the Christmas Eve attacks. Investigators are looking for anyone who may been a witness or has dash cam or surveillance video from Dec. 24 between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the area of Trunk Road, Canada Avenue and Duncan Street.

Those with footage or information can contact the VIIMCU information line at 250-380-6211.

READ ALSO: Duncan man appeals aggravated sexual assault conviction



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Mountain Market showcases local goods

The Mountain Market is held each Sunday morning in Fernie’s Rotary Park

Summer races kick off at Fernie Alpine Resort

FAR jumps into their summer programming with mountain biking and trail running races

Summer Stories Around Town program encourages outdoor reading in Elk Valley

With storywalks and clothesline stories in Fernie and Sparwood, everyone can get reading

School District 5 identifies funding needs in yearly budget report

The SD5 board presented three main projects that need increased funding in the coming years

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

BREAKING: Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

Most Read