Multiple arrests follow shooting, 'violent break and enter' in Kelowna

A police officer guards a possible crime scene at unit A103 in the Yaletown condominium complex on Glenmore Road.

KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP have arrested five people in connected with what they are calling a "violent break and enter."

Kelowna RCMP spokesman Const. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a press release police were called to a break and enter at a residence in the 1400 block of Glenmore Road North around 9:45 a.m. today, Feb. 17. According to police, the resident of the home was there at the time and an 'altercation ensued' with a number of the suspects.

O'Donaghey says five persons have been arrested for a variety of offenses and that one of those arrested, a male, sustained serious injuries during the incident. He did not say where the people were arrested or where they were from.

Police say the resident was unharmed during the altercation. O'Donaghey would only say a firearm was involved, but declined to confirm earlier reports that someone had been shot.

According to Global Okanagan, one person was shot and taken to hospital. A police officer guarding the crime scene this afternoon confirmed the incident had occured at unit A103 and said the RCMP identification unit had already completed its work on the outside of the building. He could not provide further details.

Later in the day, police arrested four people near Hein Road in Rutland, according to Global.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

Unit A103 in the Yaletown condominium complex on Glenmore Road.
Unit A103 in the Yaletown condominium complex on Glenmore Road.

To contact a reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

-Updated 3:14 p.m. with confirmation of a location in Yaletown on Glenmore Road.


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