Vernon man arrested in downtown Kelowna assault

A Vernon man is one of three people arrested in connection with a vicious assault in downtown Kelowna Sunday morning.

An Ontario man is in critical condition after the violent and possibly unprovoked attack on Queensway in front of O’Flannigan’s Pub Sunday morning.

Just before 2 a.m., a Kelowna RCMP member came upon the attack where at least three men were seen beating another man who appeared to be unconscious.

“The men fled the scene but two were apprehended shortly thereafter,” said Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark. The third man was arrested Monday.

The 34-year-old Ontario man suffered massive head injuries and was rushed to hospital where he remains in stable but critical condition.

The Vernon man, 26, along with a 27-year-old West Kelowna man and 25-year old Kelowna man  are in custody and will be facing potential charges of aggravated assault. Police will also be recommending charges of failing to comply with probation against the Vernon man.

If you have any information, please call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. You can also report information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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