Kelowna teens bear sprayed walking to school

Police are looking for three south Asian men associated to a Black Dodge Durango truck.

A group of high school students were bear-sprayed Friday in Rutland and Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying their attackers.

Kelowna RCMP received a report April 12 at approximately 12:20 p.m. of an assault with a weapon after a group of teenagers were sprayed with bear mace while walking in the 700 Block of Richards Road.

“Witnesses advise that the attack was unprovoked as the youth were on their way back to school during their lunch break.” States Const. Lesley Smith Kelowna RCMP.

READ MORE: BEAR SPRAY AT WALMART

“The youth were walking along Richards Road when a Black Dodge Durango pulled along side of them. The truck reportedly stopped as the rear passenger rolled his window down and assaulted the group by spraying a canister of bear mace at them.”

The youth were treated at school by staff members who assisted with those who were contaminated by the spray.

Police are looking for three south Asian men associated to a Black Dodge Durango truck.

Kelowna RCMP are continuing their investigation into this assault and are asking anyone with information regarding this truck or the suspects involved, to please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Penticton Speedway revved up to celebrate 50 years

The season will see go-carts and new races in part of its 50th anniversary

Easter Fun Day packs ‘em in for Penticton child and youth development centre

It’s expected record numbers of people turned up for the ninth annual Easter Fun Day

Letter: National park offers ‘boots on the ground’

Why we must say ‘Yes’ to the national park

Mounties identify woman found dead on Kelowna beach

“Our investigators do not believe criminality was involved.”

Hundreds join in Easter Fun Days in Keremeos

Kids and parents enjoyed some free family fun time at Don and Anna’s in Keremeos.

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

Many in Penticton have turned to social media to express their condolences

Pacific Poke bowl lovers can get a free taste at the restaurant’s ‘Grand Opening Event’

The restaurant will offer some of its specials Thursday evening at its Kelowna location

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Okanagan resort seeking connnection to rail trail

Predator Ridge Resort slated to present wish for trail from resort to ORT to Vernon council

South Okanagan society looking to bring new racing event to their park

The Desert Park Exhibition Society board is looking into hosting another major event

Youth Shelter Fundraiser encourages kids to play for a good cause

The fundraiser takes place April 27 at the EnergyPlex

Okanagan power outage scuttles – but not ruins – city’s mission’s Easter meals

Vernon’s Upper Room Mission will serve Easter dinner a day later due to downtown power outage

Waterway Houseboats wins $2 million for damages caused in 2012 flood

Houseboat company wins lawsuit involving Province of British Columbia, District of Sicamous

Most Read