Shots fired on Columbia Street in Kamloops

Kamloops, BC – On October 16th, 2020 at approximately 730 a.m. the Kamloops RCMP received several reports of possible gun shots being fired near the 500 block of Columbia Street West. Upon arrival, police were unable to locate any suspects and the area was contained for investigation and safety.

Initial reports indicate a group of individuals were seen in a parking lot when gunfire erupted. One individual located in the area suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at in hospital for their injuries.

As a precaution, local schools in the vicinity were requested to “hold and secure” while the investigation progressed. Columbia Street has now been reopened to traffic, and schools in this vicinity are no longer on “hold and secure” alert. We would like to thank the public for their patience due to the road closures during this time.

Shots Fired
File Photo – Shots Fired

RCMP will remain on scene as we continue our investigation and as it continues, we will provide further updates.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information regarding the suspects are asked to call the Kamloops RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-2477.

File # 2020-34835

Kamloops RCMP

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