Overnight stabbings keep Mounties busy
Two men were treated at Royal Inland Hospital overnight Saturday after a pair of stabbings on the North Shore.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said the first incident took place at about 1:25 a.m., when an 18-year-old man was attacked with a machete outside a convenience store in the 200-block of Tranquille Road.
The victim told police he was approached by two men looking for drugs. When he said he had none, he was attacked.
The second incident took place at about the same time a few blocks away, in the NorKam secondary school field.
Aird said at about 1:30 a.m., a group of four men was walking through the field when they spotted an intoxicated male and began laughing at him.
Police believe the drunk male then approached the group and stabbed one of the men.
The suspect in the second stabbing was arrested a short time later and is being held in custody pending a bail hearing on Monday, May 9.
Mounties are still looking for two suspects in the first incident.
They are described as white men, between 23 and 28 years old. One was wearing a white baseball hat, a black sweater, a white T-shirt and dark blue jeans with yellow designs on the side.
The other is described as heavy-set, wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.