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Police investigating violent brawl outside Vernon nightclub

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June 05, 2017 - 12:02 PM

VERNON - Police are investigating a late night brawl that resulted in a man being treated in hospital.

The fight, which involved several men, happened around 12:54 a.m. Sunday, June 4 outside a night club on 29 Avenue and 29 Street, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a release.

Multiple RCMP units responded, Moskaluk says, and while they arrived within a minute of the initial call, the incident had by then subsided. Many of those involved had already fled.

“On arrival, a 20-year-old male was located on the ground with several other males tending to him,” Moskaluk says.

The man had a cut to his face causing a substantial amount of bleeding, Moskaluk says. B.C. Ambulance Services transported him to Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

“The male was subsequently released from hospital, and due to his level of intoxication taken into custody by the RCMP until he could care for himself. He was subsequently released the next morning,” Moskaluk says.

The investigation into the incident continues. Anyone with information or who witnessed the fighting is asked to call Vernon-North Okanagan Detachment at 250-545-7171 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The group Surrey Creep Catchers posted a video earlier the same night in Vernon. Streamed live around 10 p.m., the video shows a Surrey Creep Catchers member confronting a man and accusing him of trying to meet up with a 13-year-old girl. After the confrontation, the video carries on inside Status Nightclub, which is located at 29 Avenue and 29 Street downtown Vernon, the same location as the brawl.

Near the end of the video, a man can be heard saying "we got one more later."

When asked about the two incidents, Cpl. Moskaluk said there is no connection.

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