Kamloops Mounties are seeking witnesses and surveillance footage after a man was stabbed in the downtown core on Wednesday night.
Const. Crystal Evelyn said officers were called to the area of Victoria Street and Sixth Avenue at 6:22 p.m. for a report of an assault with a weapon.
“Upon attending, they located one man with serious, life-threatening injuries,” Evelyn said. “The man was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition.”
About 15 minutes before the assault report, police received a complaint of two men fighting behind a business in the 600-block of Victoria Street. Evelyn said investigators believe the incidents are related and involve the same men.
“This happened at a busy time of day, with lots of people present in the area,” Evelyn said. “If you were driving downtown around 6 p.m. or prior to 6:30 p.m. and have any dash-cam footage, please let us know. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen, heard, captured surveillance o or know anything about what transpired yesterday.”
Evelyn said police do not believe the incident was random or that the general public is currently at risk.
The area around Victoria and Sixth wad close for several hours on Wednesday night as police collected and searched for evidence.
A witness told KTW they were near the Noble Pig Brewpub at 650 Victoria St. after 7 p.m. when Mounties swarmed the area.
“We heard an officer ask someone else on the patio if they saw the suspects,” the witness said. “We started talking about it and realized we did and let the officer know.”
The witness said two men who may be connected to the stabbing were wearing black hoodies and carrying backpacks. The witness walked right by them en route to the brewpub.