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One man sent to hospital after altercation in Burne Avenue residence

Paramedics transport a man into an ambulance on Burne Avenue Thursday afternoon. Kelowna RCMP are still investigating, but say the man suffered injuries after he was hit with an unknown object to the head during an altercation inside a Burne Avenue residence. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Paramedics transport a man into an ambulance on Burne Avenue Thursday afternoon. Kelowna RCMP are still investigating, but say the man suffered injuries after he was hit with an unknown object to the head during an altercation inside a Burne Avenue residence.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

One man was sent to Kelowna General Hospital with lacerations after an argument broke out inside a residence on Burne Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Kelowna RCMP received a report of a possible assault around 3 p.m. after two males were seen walking along Burne Avenue, covered in blood.

Mounties attended the scene and learned there was a gathering inside the residence where an argument broke out and one male was hit with an unknown object to the head.

He had to be convinced by police to attend the hospital to be medically checked out.

According to Cpl. Tania Carroll, there has been very little information given from the people who were inside the house and the victim has not given details either.

One Mountie on the scene noted all individuals involved were "heavily intoxicated."

Several neighbours suggested the incident may have involved a stabbing.

One Burne Avenue resident said she saw two men, between 18 and 20, walk out of the residence before police arrived. One was holding a knife.

"One was covered in blood from the head down. The other one had blood on his hands and about a 12-inch long hunting knife," she said.

"They were laughing, joking around about how they beat up a guy and stabbed him."

Dave was sitting in his work van when he saw the men and noted he also saw the knife.

"They just said how crazy it was and how he stabbed the one guy in the back."

The men allegedly walked away from the scene casually.

Carroll said police have not located a weapon. She confirmed the two other men were located, but were not arrested.

Another neighbour, Edith, said she wasn't surprised when she drove up and saw police vehicles parked in front of the house where the altercation happened.

"It's always been a problem in the basement suite," she said.

One adult female was also arrested at the residence for an unrelated matter.

There are currently no charges of assault being submitted.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

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