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Man shot several times in West Kelowna; suspect in custody

August 03, 2016 - 12:46 PM

WEST KELOWNA – A Kelowna man was rushed to hospital last night in serious condition after he was shot several times in West Kelowna. Police have a suspect in custody.

RCMP say officers were called to a report of gunshots at about 10:14 p.m., Aug. 2, on Hudson Road near Highway 97.

The victim, a 48-year-old West Kelowna man, was meeting with a man on a bicycle who pulled out a gun and fired several rounds into the victim’s vehicle, according to a RCMP media release. The victim hit the suspect with his vehicle at one point.

Police set up a perimeter and the RCMP police service dog searched for the suspect.

“The suspect was located by officers along with police service dog Ice hiding in the immediate area and suffering from injuries believed to be non life-threatening in nature,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The RCMP believe this was a targeted incident not a random attack.”

The shooting victim was taken to hospital by ambulance with what police say are serious but non life-threatening injuries.

A West Kelowna man, 29, is in police custody. RCMP aren’t saying what charges he faces.

RCMP say the investigation continues at two crime scenes, where the shooting happened and where the collision happened.


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