Man seriously injured in West Kelowna shooting

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West Kelowna, BC: The investigation continues following a shooting early Sunday morning in West Kelowna.

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The investigation, led by the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS), remains ongoing at this time which also includes the possibility of the involvement of other suspects, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Investigators do not believe the public is at risk, as this was not believed to be a random attack as the victim knew his attackers, adds Cpl. O’Donaghey. The two suspects that were previously arrested, by police nearby the scene, have since been released without charge.

The shooting victim continues to recover from serious injuries, believed to be non-life threatening in nature.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Section at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

BACKGROUND:

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a shooting early Sunday morning in West Kelowna.

On November 6, 2016 at 6:05 am, the West Kelowna RCMP responded to multiple 911 emergency calls to report a shot fired in the 1800 block of Boucherie Road. The investigation is in its early stages, however preliminary information indicates that a man was bear sprayed and shot when confronted by two individuals.

The victim, a 33-year-old West Kelowna man, was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening in nature.

Two suspects, a 36-year-old West Kelowna man and a 40-year-old West Kelowna man, were arrested by police nearby the scene. They each remain in police custody at this time and face potential charges.

“The West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) has assumed conduct of the ongoing investigation,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Investigators believe that this was not a random attack, that the victim knew his attackers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Section at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

File # 2016-66636

Kelowna RCMP


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