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Two men assaulted with bear spray outside Penticton pub

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July 06, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Penticton RCMP are investigating an assault involving bear spray that took place early yesterday morning.

Officers responded to the 60 block of Nanaimo Avenue at around 2 a.m. Sunday, July 5, following a report of two men assaulted with bear spray outside a pub, according to an RCMP media release.

The two were standing outside the business when they were allegedly approached by three unknown men.

One of the strangers discharged bear spray towards the two victims, who told police they had no idea why they were assaulted, RCMP said. The victims could not identify the suspects.

B.C. Ambulance personnel attended both victims while RCMP officers patrolled the area for suspects, but none were located.

"Our officers are continuing their investigation into this incident, following up on several avenues, and are encouraging any witnesses to contact us,” Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in the release.

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