Police investigating aggravated assault

Lethbridge Police are investigating an aggravated assault following an incident during the early morning hours Sunday that resulted in a 24-year-old man being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On February 19, 2017 just before 3 a.m. police responded to a report of a physical altercation involving a group of people along the 1100 block of 5 Avenue North. Upon arrival officers located a severely injured male. Paramedics transported the victim to hospital for treatment of head injuries. He remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

Evidence to date suggests this incident was a targeted crime and the parties involved known to one another.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone who witnessed the assault or has any other information about this crime to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com.