Fight leaves one in hospital, the other in jail

A 23-year-old Kelowna man was transported to hospital with serious injuries

A Kelowna man is in police custody and faces charges, while the man he allegedly assaulted continues recover in hospital from the injuries he suffered.

The Kelowna RCMP responded June 8 at 2:44 a.m., to a report of a fight in progress out front of a property located in the 1300 block of Gordon Drive.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a male victim laying on the ground, bleeding from his head and suffering from obvious injuries. The suspect had reportedly fled the scene on foot.

“Mounties quickly tracked down the suspect who was later taken into police custody without incident,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“The Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) has now taken over the investigation, as officers continue to secure the crime scene, while they await a search warrant. The investigation so far has revealed that both the suspect and the victim were known to each other.”

The victim, a 23-year-old Kelowna man, was transported to hospital with what police consider to be serious however non-life threatening injuries. The victim remains in hospital at this time, where he continues to undergo surgery and receive ongoing treatment.

The suspect, a 25-year-old Kelowna man, remains in police custody at this time. He faces potential charges and is expected to appear before the Courts on June 9.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Cst. Kevin Hamilton of the Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section at 250-762-3300.

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