Kelowna man arrested after early morning fight sends one to hospital

KELOWNA – The victim of a fight remains in hospital after police were called to a home on Gordon Drive yesterday.

Shortly before 3 a.m. June 8, Kelowna RCMP responded to a fight in progress, according to Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“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,” he says in a media release.

Police were able to track down the suspect and the 25-year-old Kelowna man was taken into custody.

The 23-year-old victim, a 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,” O’Donaghey says.

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

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