RCMP search for 'vehicle of interest' in downtown stabbing

Stabbing vehicle sought

Kelowna RCMP need the public's help to identify what they are describing as a "vehicle of interest" in a stabbing incident that took place last month.

RCMP are investigating after three men were walking in the area of Lawrence Ave. and Ellis St., just after midnight on Dec. 18, when they were approached by a dark-coloured SUV.

RCMP indicate a confrontation ensued and a male suspect associated with the SUV stabbed one of the three men. The victim, a 33-year-old man from Kelowna, was transported to Kelowna General Hospital by Emergency Health Services with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is being led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Support Team and they believe a black Ford Explorer with a single kayak roof rack on it may be involved with the incident.

“This was an unprovoked act of violence,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb, Media Relations Officer for Kelowna RCMP. “If anyone has information about this stabbing, our investigators want to hear from them”.

Mounties are asking anyone who may have witnessed the stabbing or who may have dash camera footage of it, to contact the Kelowna RCMP GIST by emailing [email protected] and quoting file 21-82304.

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