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9 Kelowna youth allegedly assaulted by pair of adults

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December 11, 2019 - 11:01 AM

As many as nine youths approached and allegedly assaulted by a man and a woman with a weapon near Gulley Road in East Kelowna yesterday.

RCMP say the alleged assault happened just before 12 p.m. Dec. 10, and when officers were called, the alleged attackers took off in a grey Acura SUV and crashed into a red SUV associated to the group who had already been assaulted.

RCMP do not say what kind of weapon was used in the assault.

"The driver of the red SUV reportedly suffered minor injuries from the collision," Kelowna RCMP Const. Solana Paré said in a press release.

"Each of the victims sustained what police believe to be non-life threatening injuries related to the assault and motor vehicle collision. The victims were medically assessed by BC Emergency Health Services at the scene."

Kelowna frontline officers responded immediately to the area and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, which didn't heed the request to pull over.

With the assistance of Kelowna RCMP Police Dog Services and Kelowna Air Services, the suspect vehicle was located near Highway 33 and McCulloch Road.

“A tire deflation device, deployed by frontline officers effectively disabled the suspect vehicle on a rural forestry road and the occupants fled on foot,” Paré said.

“The man and woman, who according to the arresting officers were grateful to see police after taking an unplanned trek through the snow, were taken into custody without further incident.”

During the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle, a grey Acura SUV had been stolen from the Kelowna area two weeks prior and contained suspected stolen property that had been reported stolen from a delivery vehicle earlier that day.

A 29-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from the Kelowna area remain in custody and will be facing a number of potential charges related to the incident, police said.

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