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Man seriously injured in early morning Kamloops assault

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The Kamloops RCMP is investigating an assault with weapon that sent a man to the hospital early this morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Royal Avenue at around 4 a.m. today, Nov. 22, where two men were heard fighting with a dog present, according to an RCMP media release. Upon arriving on the scene, one man was found with minor injuries while the other party had fled in a white Jeep.

“Police located the Jeep heading toward the Overlander Bridge, but its driver allegedly fled from officers when they attempted a traffic stop,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

“It was located shortly after in the hospital parkade, around the same time a man with visible injuries and a woman were observed walking inside.”

The hospital was locked down while officers searched for the individuals, RCMP said.

The woman was found inside and the man was found around 6 a.m. at 6 Avenue and Columbia Street.

He was brought to the hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries which are thought to have been caused by a sharp object. RCMP said. The Jeep was seized as part of the ongoing investigation.

“Although the incident occurred early in the morning, the initial call to police involved sounds of a dog, screaming and an engine revving, which may have disturbed those in the area and caused them to get up to look at what was going on,” Cpl. Evelyn said.

“We’re asking people to please check their security recordings and dash camera footage, and to contact police if they witnessed or have any information related to this incident.”

Anyone having information relating to the investigation is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2023-41464.

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