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Kelowna brawl sends one to hospital

Kelowna Mounties believe pent up aggression between two families turned a Rutland street-corner into brawl-grounds Sunday night.

At around 7 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Gibson and McCurdy roads after reports a local man, 51, was beaten with a baseball bat, said Const. Steve Holmes. The man was carted off to Kelowna General Hospital to get help with severe injuries sustained during the skirmish while Mounties gathered further information.

"An investigation revealed that this was not a random incident and that it likely involved two groups who are angry and hostile with one another," said Holmes, adding gang activity has been ruled out at this time.

There are currently no estimates on how many people were involved. Nor do police know the cause of the feud although, at its roots, are two unnamed families at odds with one another and it's believed they scheduled a time and place for the conflict.

"Three of the individuals of one group, which included the victim, are related," said Holmes. "Two individuals of the other group are also related."

Much of what's known to police at the moment, Holmes pointed out, has come from the victim and those who were with him when police and ambulance arrived.

The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered extreme.

Anyone who may have seen this incident are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppers.net.

 

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