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UPDATE: RCMP investigate serious assault in Vernon’s Polson Park

Crime scene taped off in forested area of park at bottom of hospital hill

Police are continuing to investigate a serious assault that took place in Polson Park Sunday evening.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of an assault in the 2600-block of Highway 6, around 8:30 p.m.

The adult victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services where they remain in stable condition.

A portion of Polson Park was closed to the public to allow officers to continue their investigation at the scene.

“The information we have at this point is that this is a targeted incident and there is no known risk to the public,” said Const. Chris Terleski, media relations officer.

Anyone with information related to the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-545-7171 and quote file 2023-11741

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