Beating victim isn’t helping police
The victim of a violent North Shore beating this week isn’t co-operating with police — so investigators are looking for help from the public.
Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, Kamloops Mounties were sent to a home in the 300-block of Mulberry Avenue after neighbours reported the sound of a man being beaten.
Officers arrived to find a 51-year-old victim on the ground beside his house.
Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said the victim was conscious, but had serious facial and head injuries, a broken rib and had been stabbed twice in the right arm.
He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital and treated for the injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
Investigators believe the attack was targeted, but they’re not sure why it took place.
Ward said the victim isn’t offering much information for police to go on.
“It could be intimidation,” he said.
“It could also be the case that the person is associated to them and they don’t want to break up that association.”
The Kamloops RCMP’s serious crime unit was on Mulberry Avenue on Wednesday, interviewing neighbours to drum up leads.
Ward said there’s no suspect description.
Anyone with information can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.