On Friday, March 13th, a small group of us decided to meet up at the Fountainhead on Davie Street to have a few beers in celebration of another week complete. Tyson, Rich, Kevin, Stephen and I thought it was best to start the night off with a drink before we all went our separate ways for the rest of the night (a nice excuse to start a night of boozing at 7pm).
At around 8:15pm there was a big commotion near the pool table (close to the front doors, if you’re familiar with the establishment), and before anyone realized it, a local, regular customer was laying on the ground and another man was fleeing the scene. Thanks to a number of people who saw the fight and pursued after the man who attacked the victim, he was eventually caught further down the street.
Police, ambulance and fire trucks all descended on the Fountainhead. Everyone still inside was concerned with the man lying on the floor, described as a regular customer in his 60s, by our server. The victim was eventually taken away in the ambulance, still unconscious, by an extremely attractive EMT according to Rich.
From an unknown source on Saturday, we found out that the victim is still in critical condition in the hospital due to the injuries he sustained. As this story develops further, I’ll do my best to continue to update with all of the information that we can find. Obviously, this is a huge concern for the gay community, and the verdict is still out on whether this was a hate crime or worse, gay-on-gay fighting. Either is unacceptable.