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Stabbing incident in Kelowna under investigation

RCMP responded around 8 a.m. on Canada Day; stabbing believed to be targeted
RCMP are investigating a stabbing that occurred around 8 a.m. near Richter Street in Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kelowna RCMP are investigating a stabbing that happened on Canada Day.

A media release states a stabbing occurred on July 1, around 8 a.m. near Richter Street and Coopland Crescent.

Kelowna RCMP responded to the report of an injured man on Richter, and when they arrived on scene, found a man who had sustained injuries consistent with stab wounds.

The man was transported to hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, said Cpl. Judith Bertrand, media liaison officer for the Kelowna Regional Detachment, in the release.

Suspects have been arrested and police say “there is no reason to believe that the public is at risk.”

The investigation is still underway, led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section. The investigation is linked to a residence nearby.

“The stabbing is believed to be targeted and no other suspects are outstanding,” Bertrand added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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