Machete attack in park

A man was viciously attacked in a Kelowna park overnight – hacked with machetes, and kicked and punched.

Police are now looking for two suspects in the attack, which took place at Ben Lee Park in Rutland just after midnight Monday.

Kelowna RCMP say the victim, a 22-year-old man, was with a group of people when he was approached by two men armed with machetes.

"The two men allegedly physically kicked and punched the victim countless times," said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey in a news release. "The victim had also sustained injuries as a result of being struck with the bladed weapons."

RCMP believe that the victim was targeted by his attackers, said O’Donaghey. 

He was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for witnesses to the attack.

Police describe the first suspect as:

  • First Nations
  • Between 25 to 30 years old
  • 6-feet
  • Shaved head
  • Heavy set
  • Wearing a red shirt

The second suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian man
  • Shorter than the first suspect
  • Between 25 to 30 years old
  • Skinny or slender build
  • Wearing a sport jacket, with grey and black sleeves and a baseball cap

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