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Kelowna RCMP searching for suspect after downtown stabbing

RCMP in Kelowna are searching for a male suspect they believe stabbed another man with a knife downtown on Tuesday.

Police were called to the 1600 block of Ellis Street yesterday at about 4:35 p.m. to reports that a wounded man was being supported by Kelowna Downtown On Call.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in his 40s bleeding from what appeared to be a stab wound in his leg.

They determined that the wound was inflicted on the 400 block of Leon Avenue.

<who> Photo credit: Google Maps </who> The area where the stabbing is believed to have occurred.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspected attacker fled the area after the incident, heading along Leon Avenue towards Okanagan Lake.

Police described him as a First Nations man with spiked hair and a chain necklace.

“RCMP believe that the incident was an isolated and targeted event,” RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said.

If you saw the incident, or have any images or footage of it occurring, call the RCMP at 250-762-3300.

To stay anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at crimestoppers.net



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