Wiikwemkoong man sustains severe beating in home invasion

WIIKWEMKOONG—A 24-year-old man is recovering at Health Sciences North in Sudbury following a home invasion and assault that took place in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 22.

According to a family member of the young man, who asked to go unnamed, the victim heard a knock at his door at approximately 2 am on August 22. He recognized the person at the door and went to let them in, but four others also entered the residence and that’s when the assault began. The family member told The Expositor that a golf club was used in the beating, with the head of the club eventually breaking off. The broken shaft of the club was then used to stab the young man repeatedly.

The victim was able to run the few doors down the street to get to his mother’s home where he faintly knocked on a window to alert his mother to his desperate condition. The 24-year-old was transported to hospital in Little Current and then on to Health Sciences North in Sudbury where he was intubated to aid his breathing due to a collapsed lung and underwent two blood transfusions. The victim had surgery on Saturday to repair the lung and sustained “too many stitches to count” from the attack, according to his family.

“They counted 14 stab wounds,” the family member said.

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police and Ontario Provincial Police Forensic Identification Unit are investigating the incident with two females having been arrested and charged with aggravated assault so far.

“The investigation is active and ongoing,” a press release from the Tribal Police states.

The public is urged to contact the Wikwemikong Tribal Police at 705-859-3141 or contact Sudbury Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 should you wish to remain anonymous.