Kingston Police seeking public assistance to identify assault suspects

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Police are asking the public for assistance regarding an assault that sent a pedestrian to hospital with serious eye injuries over the weekend.

According to Kingston Police, the male victim was walking westbound on the south sidewalk of Johnson Street near University Avenue with a small group of friends at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019. The group was passed by a black pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram, and occupants of the truck threw eggs at them. One of the eggs struck the victim in the face causing injury to his eye.

The truck then continued east down Johnson Street at a high rate of speed. Police say it is believed that there were at least three occupants in the truck at the time of the incident.

The victim attended Kingston General Hospital with significant injuries to his eye.

Earlier, at approximately 1:26 a.m., a similar incident was reported to police involving a black truck throwing food at pedestrians at Brock and Alfred Streets. Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Gough at 613-549-4660 ext. 6273, or via email at cgough@kingstonpolice.ca, or Det. Sgt. Finn at 613-549-4660 ext. 6228, or via email at jfinn@kingstonpolice.ca.

Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

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