Kelowna RCMP call gunshot victim's story 'inconsistent'

Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan.

KELOWNA – A spokesperson for the RCMP says the story a Kelowna man is telling local media about how he came to be shot in Rutland over the weekend doesn’t add up.

Cpl. Joe Duncan says Kelowna RCMP were called to reports of gunfire in the 1400 block of Terai Road on Sunday, Sep. 6. Suspects were never found but shortly after a 27-year-old man called emergency services from his home saying he had been shot.

A couple minutes later a 33-year-old man did the same thing but from a different residence in Rutland.

In a release sent the next day, RCMP said both men were taken to hospital but were not fully cooperating with the investigation.

“They weren’t very forthcoming with what happened,” Duncan says.

After a couple of days in hospital, the men began offering more information and police were able to conduct an interview. He would not say what information was given because the investigation is ongoing but Duncan says shortly after, one of the men contacted local media offering interviews. He says he was shot by a drunk man who tried to start a fight with him but Duncan calls the story “inconsistent.”

“I spoke to investigators and they kind of scratched their heads about what they heard,” he says. “His version of the story isn’t really matching.”

There have been no arrests.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. 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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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