Police look for witnesses to downtown stabbing

Kamloops City

2021-04-01 08:39 PDT

File # 2021-9982

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is looking for witnesses and surveillance, after a man was stabbed downtown yesterday evening.

Around 6:22 p.m. on March 31, police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the area of 6th Avenue and Victoria Street. Upon attending, they located one man with serious, life-threatening injuries. The man was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition.

About 15 minutes before the report, police received a complaint of two men fighting behind an address on the 600-block of Victoria Street. Investigators believe the incidents are related and involve the same men.

This happened at a busy time of day with lots of people present in the area, said Constable Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. If you were driving downtown around 6 p.m. or prior to 6:30 p.m., and have any dash cam footage, please let us know. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen, heard, captured surveillance of, or know anything about what transpired yesterday.

Frontline officers, the Police Dog Service Unit, General Investigations, and Forensics teams responded to the downtown area, which was closed for some time while police collected and searched for evidence.

At this point, police do not believe the incident was random or that the general public is currently at risk.

No further information is available at this time.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-9982.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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