Homicide outside Kelowna nightclub leads to investigation

Homicide outside nightclub

The Kelowna RCMP are investigating a homicide outside a downtown nightclub.

On August 12, at roughly 11:00 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP frontline members witnessed an altercation between a number of people outside a nightclub in the 200 block of Lawrence Avenue.

A male victim was found on the ground with an injury and admitted to KGH where he was pronounced dead a short while later.

Another male had been seen fleeing the scene on foot.

At this time, nobody has been charged or arrested, but investigators are continuing to look for evidence in the area.

Police believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

“We have identified a number of individuals in the area who witnessed the altercation. Investigators would like to speak with them. We are encouraging those witnesses, to reach out to our investigators using our Tip Line 250-470-6236," said Beth McAndie, Investigative Service Officer.

The homicide investigation has been turned over to the Kelowna Serious Crime Unit and is being supported by the Forensic Identification Section, Assault and Robbery Unity, General Investigation Support Team and the BC Coroner Service.

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