Watch above: A man in his 30’s is fighting for his life in hospital following a violent assault on 17th avenue early this morning.
As Sarah Offin reports, police still don’t have any suspects and are desperately searching for witness testimony.
CALGARY – A portion of 17 Ave. SW was closed Sunday morning as Calgary Police investigated a serious assault.
Emergency officials were called by several bystanders after the man was found near 12 St. with critical injuries after what appears to be a beating.
Police closed down 17 Ave. between 11 and 14 Streets for several hours as part of the investigation.
EMS says the man was suffering from serious head injuries and his condition deteriorated on the way to hospital.
Police still haven’t been able to talk to him about what happened and they’re still trying to determine where exactly the assault took place.
Stuart Brideaux from EMS said some witnesses were able to provide information.
“On arrival some bystanders had indicated a patient had been assaulted by one or more people,” Brideaux said. “We were not able to get much information.”
Residents in the area say they didn’t hear anything abnormal and it wasn’t until police started blocking off the area that they were aware of the incident.
“I was walking home around 4:15 last night,” says Nick Dubinsky. “I just got changed and I went to the Mac’s and he was just starting to tape off the front of the Wendy’s there”.
Police are asking anyone with information about the assault to contact CPS or Crimestoppers.