Youths bear sprayed at West Kelowna house party

Police believe incident was in retaliation for a fight earlier in the evening.

Police believe the attack on a number of people at a West Kelowna party over the weekend was in retaliation for a fight at the party earlier in the night.

Around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, police were called about a disturbance at a party in the 3000-block of Cougar Road, where several teens reported being assaulted by a group of males wearing black bandanas over their faces.

“The suspects attacked several people with bear spray, brass knuckles and bats before departing in four vehicles,” said Const. Ryan Routley.

One youth sustained minor injuries to his mouth and police report four more were treated for exposure to bear spray.

Const. Steve Holmes said police believe there were at least three suspects, and say they have since found one vehicle as they investigated, but have determined it wasn’t involved.

The investigation, he says, is “progressing.”