UPDATE: Man injured in ‘altercation’ outside Kelowna restaurant died today - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
-1.1°C

UPDATE: Man injured in ‘altercation’ outside Kelowna restaurant died today

Image Credit: Shutterstock
February 19, 2016 - 8:18 PM

UPDATE: Police reported at 7:59 p.m. the man sent to hospital in the altercation died in hospital from his injuries. No other information was released, including his identity.

Specifically, police did not specify further about the "incident" and whether or not this is homicide investigation. 

ORIGINAL STORY: 11:19 a.m. Feb. 18 

KELOWNA - Police are releasing few details about an incident outside a Kelowna restaurant last night, which sent a man to hospital in serious condition.

RCMP say they were called to the Cactus Club on Banks Road around 9 p.m., Feb. 17, to a report of a man in medical distress laying on the sidewalk.

The 30-year-old Ontario man was unconscious when officers arrived and was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital in serious condition, according to an RCMP media release.

He remains in hospital in serious condition, police say.

Police won’t say how the victim was hurt and will only say he was involved in an 'altercation.'

Investigators are 'actively following up on leads,' RCMP say.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the Kelowna RCMP tip line at 250-470-6236, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact a reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 1:11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 to add information from the RCMP on the victim's age and home province.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Woman locked in Vernon cemetery turns to social media to get out
    VERNON - While cemeteries can usually sombre places for quiet relaxation, they're certainly not somewhere you'd want to spend a night. Unfortunately for Melanie Mae, that's a prospect
  • Kamloops police seeking child and guardian
    KAMLOOPS - A boy and his aunt have not checked in for two days, and now RCMP are requesting the aunt make contact. Kamloops RCMP received a report to check the well being of a six-year-old b
  • That flu you have may not be the flu
    PENTICTON - So, you went to the trouble to get a flu shot this year, but you ended up spending a week on the couch with body aches, chills, a cough, sore throat and congestion anyway? Cheer
  • South Okanagan man gets letter from prisoner who shot him and left him for dead
    PENTICTON - When Ronald Teneycke one of the South Okanagan's most notorius prolific offenders, was declared a dangerous offender after months of court proceedings last March,Teneycke's las
  • One man dead after shooting in Cache Creek
    CACHE CREEK - RCMP are investigating a shooting in a Cache Creek home that has left a man dead. Police responded to a 911 call at a home in the 1000 block of Collins Road in Cache Creek at a
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile