RCMP seeks suspects in the wake of stabbing in the Shuswap

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
August 17th, 2020

The Salmon Arm RCMP General Investigation Section is leading the criminal investigation into an assault with a weapon, after a stabbing victim showed up at the front door of a Forest Drive home in Blind Bay for help.

On Aug. 16 at 10:38 p.m., front line Salmon Arm RCMP officers and emergency medical crews responded to a Blind Bay home along Forest Drive where they found a man bleeding heavily from apparent stab wounds. The investigation is in its early stages, however police believe that the assault was carried out at a nearby car wash.

Our investigators believe that as many as three suspects were involved in the physical confrontation, which resulted in the victim being stabbed multiple times, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP Southeast District. Although it is early on in the investigation, RCMP has reason to believe the incident was targeted in nature. In an effort to advance its investigation, the RCMP is urging any and all witnesses to come forward.

The victim a 30-year-old man from the Shuswap area was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening at this time.

The RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) conducted an examination of the crime scene, which included logging, gathering and seizing physical evidence.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police, or you have any information that may assist GIS investigators, you are asked to call the Salmon Arm RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) at 250-832-6044. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Categories: Crime


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