Stabbing leaves Penticton man with serious injuries

A stabbing at the Penticton 24/7 convenience store Friday night left a 41-year-old man with serious injuries requiring surgery.

An update is expected shortly from Penticton RCMP in connection with a stabbing Friday night which left a 41-year-old man with serious injuries requiring surgery.

Rick Dellebuur of the community policing division said General Investigation Service members were scheduled to meet sometime today concerning the incident.

Initial reports indicate the unnamed victim with serious injuries to his left shoulder and torso was dropped off just before 11 p.m. at  Penticton Regional General Hospital by a man in his 50’s driving an older model, pickup truck.

The man told hospital staff his passenger had been jumped at the Penticton 24/7 convenience store.

The driver then left without providing further details and hospital staff contacted police who attended and found the victim in the care of an emergency physician and trauma staff.

Dellebuur said police had since located the truck and the driver but further details, including the victim’s condition, were unavailable.

More information about the matter will be posted as it becomes available.