One man dies, two others taken to hospital after drug-related incident in downtown Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - Alcohol and drugs are believed to be the reason why one man is dead and two others are in hospital this afternoon.

Staff Sgt. Robert Daly says police were called to a parkade at Second Avenue and Victoria Street to assist paramedics around 2:45 p.m. today, March 23.

Three adult males were involved, he says. Two were taken to Royal Inland Hospital while the third, a 41-year-old died on scene.

“Police believe no foul play is involved at this time, but suspect that drugs and alcohol are contributing factors,” Daly says.

He notes it's far too early in the investigation to know what type of drugs the trio ingested. 

While the investigation continues, Kamloops RCMP will assist the B.C. Coroners Service.

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

—This story was updated at 4:30 p.m., March 23, 2016, to include additional details obtained from Staff Sgt. Robert Daly. 

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