Investigation ongoing into false shooting call in Kamloops

Officers first blocked Monarch Drive before heading up the road to McKinley Court

KAMLOOPS - Police are holding back on details of last Friday’s shooting scare in Sahali, but confirm it has the similar makings of another fake call from 2014.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, several Kamloops RCMP officers arrived at McKinley Court in Upper Sahali after receiving a report from a man who said he shot someone and was heavily armed.

Officers, including a K9 unit, combed through the neighbourhood, and the response was eventually called off once Mounties determined the call was false.

“The investigation is ongoing and all efforts will be made to determine the origin of the call,” Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says.

Bush notes the call was very similar to another false report in September 2014. In that instance, the male caller said he shot someone in one of the strata’s condos and would shoot any responding officer. The call triggered a similar response and police also evacuated nearby units.

Charges have not been laid in either case.

 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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