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Mounties shoot moose in downtown Kelowna

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May 01, 2015 - 9:19 AM

KELOWNA – RCMP had to shoot and kill a moose in downtown Kelowna early this morning after it was hit by an SUV on Harvey Avenue.

Cpl. Joe Duncan says the call came in shortly after 4 a.m., May 1, and RCMP arrived to find a badly injured moose in the westbound lanes of the highway between Burtch and Gordon.

The passenger in the vehicle, who is from Vernon, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver, a Kelowna man, was unhurt.

“Obviously the truck had significant front-end damage,” he says. (The moose) was dispatched by police.”

A crane was brought in to load the body onto a flatbed truck before it was taken away.

Duncan says although he has seen deer in the parking lot of the Doyle detachment, this is the first time he has heard of a moose this close to downtown.

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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