Kamloops police investigating serious downtown assault

Kamloops City

2024-05-04 17:25 PDT

File # 2024-13046

A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries and another is in police custody, following a serious assault on Victoria Street Friday evening.

On May 3, 2024, around 7:15 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the 100-block of Victoria Street for a report of a fight involving a weapon. According to the investigation so far, the assault followed a verbal altercation that escalated. A suspect was quickly located and arrested, and he currently remains in custody.

The victim is currently in critical condition, and investigators with the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) are looking to speak with anyone who witnessed this incident, said SCU Sergeant, Nestor Baird. We know there were lots of people in the area at the time who may have saw what happened, and we are asking anyone who has not yet spoken to police to please contact us as soon as possible. It is important that we speak with everyone who may have information as part of this ongoing investigation.

The assault appears to be isolated and the general public is not believed to be at risk.

Anyone who witnessed, was in the area, or has video or information related to this incident is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-13046.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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