A man with serious stab wounds nearly died early Monday morning (Sept. 19) and police are now asking the public for information and reviewing security footage to determine what happened.
Kamloops Mounties responded at about 1 a.m. to the Northills Centre parking lot in the 700-block of Tranquille Road in North Kamloops, where they found a man was found with life-threatening wounds. He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
“Police are currently in the process of reviewing surveillance in the area and collecting evidence,” Cpl. Crystal Evelyn. “Anyone who witnessed or was involved in the assault is asked to please contact police as soon as possible.”
It is not clear if the man is known to police or whether this was random attack or if the public is at risk. KTW has a call in to Kamloops RCMP for more information about the incident.
Evelyn said police, at this point, don't believe the attack to have been a random one, but the motive behind the stabbing has yet to be determined and is still being investigated.
"We have not received anything to suggest this event is related to any other recent assault investigations,: Evelyn said in an email.
She but would not comment on whether the victim is a homeless individual or if he is known to police, adding police don;t believe the victim’s housing situation or police interactions appear relevant to the investigation at this time.
Anyone with information, dash-cam or security footage is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference 2022-33402.
—This story was updated on Sept. 22 to add additional comment from RCMP spokesperson Crystal Evelyn