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Serious assault in Kelowna puts Armstrong teen in hospital

Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
May 11, 2015 - 3:21 PM

KELOWNA – A weekend assault in Kelowna has left a teenager from Armstrong in hospital in serious condition.

The 18-year-old boy was rushed to hospital at about 9:36 p.m., Saturday, May 9, after he was hit in the head with a blunt object during a fight between two groups of people in Rutland’s Davie Park.

Before the assault an argument had erupted between two groups, according to Cpl. Joe Duncan in a media release.

“The suspects fled the area and the victim was subsequently taken to hospital by his friends,” he says.

Neighbours told Global Okanagan a group of older teens was seen running into the park and one of them was carrying what looked like a heavy piece of pipe.

The victim remains in hospital with serious head injuries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was corrected at 4:35 p.m. May 11. There was no suggestion from police the fight was gang-related.

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