Kelowna RCMP investigating assault

B.C., Kelowna

2023-03-21 15:07 PDT

File # 2023-14407

On March 17 at 10:35 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report a male had been assaulted at Hwy 97 N near McCurdy Rd at the bus stop. Officers attended and found the victim laying on the ground. Friends of the victim had already arrived to assist.

RCMP were told that a group people were teasing the victim and when the victim exited the bus he was hit from behind and assaulted.

The BC Ambulance Service attended the victim did attend a local hospital.

"The Kelowna RCMP take this very serious and are concerned that this type of crime has happened in our city. This assault is the top priority for our investigators said Cst. Mike Della-Paolera Media Relations Officer with the Kelowna RCMP.

The RCMP are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this assault and has yet to speak with an investigator or has dash camera recordings to contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300 and reference file 2023-14407. Or, you can leave an anonymous tip by contacting Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.

Released by:

Cst. Mike Della-Paolera
Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V7
Office No.: 250-859-1470

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