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Vernon bear spray victim keeping mum about details

A bear spray victim isn’t telling police a lot of details about the incident.

Vernon RCMP received a call Sunday at 10:25 p.m. that a group of men had gone into a home in the 3700 block of Commonage Crescent with a gun.

“The caller told police that people were seen running out of the residence,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Our officer attended and spokes to the residents.”

Through their investigation, police learned that a 28-year-old man inside the home – who is known to police – was bear sprayed. And while the man provided an audio statement to officers, Molendyk said he did not provide any information for police to further their investigation.

Molendyk said the incident does not appear to be a random act.

“All parties in this incident appear to know each other,” he said.

A bear spray cannister and other items lying around the house were seized by police.

Molendyk said there was no confirmation that a gun was ever involved in the incident, which remains under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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