July 07, 2015 - 8:35 AM
KELOWNA - Mounties are on scene at a neighbourhood in Black Mountain this morning investigating a homicide, the city's second this year.
RCMP Const. Steve Holmes says police "responded" to a home on Feedham Avenue sometime after midnight where they found a 47-year-old man dead. Police aren't releasing his name until family have been notified. Police tape surrounds 1663 Feedham Ave.
Records show the home was purchased in 2009 by Amardeep Singh Ahluwalia, who was born in 1968.
According to Elsie, an area resident who declined to give her last name, the house belongs to a man who moved to Kelowna from Surrey about five years ago and lived with his girlfriend.
Elsie heard it was a home invasion.
“The lady who was tied up went to (my neighbours) door to untie her and call the police,” she says. “I heard she is in the hospital.”
Elsie also says the man and his girlfriend were planning on moving to a larger place.
“He was just packing up and he was going to rent this (house) out.”
Const. Holmes says this appears to be a targeted attack and that neighbours are safe. Elsie believes the man was on disability and was unemployed.
No other information has been released.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Kelowna RCMP. A tip line has been set up at 250-470-6236 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-5477.
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— This story was updated at 10:10 a.m., July 7, 2015, to include details from a neighbour.
— This story was updated at 11:24 a.m., July 7, 2015, to include the name of the homeowner.
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