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UPDATE: Shooting at 7-Eleven in Kelowna

RCMP officers investigating a shooting at the 7-Eleven on Highway 33 in Rutland, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.
February 15, 2016 - 3:06 PM

KELOWNA - Police are on the scene of a shooting at a Kelowna convenience store this afternoon.

RCMP were called to a report a man had been shot outside the 7-Eleven in Rutland around 2:15 p.m., Feb. 15, in the 100-block of Highway 33 East.

A man was taken to hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries after receiving 'an apparent gunshot wound,' according to an RCMP media release.

Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says schools in the area were placed in a temporary 'hold and secure,' while police searched for a suspect with police dogs. It has since been lifted.

“The investigation is in its early stages, and police will provide updated information as it becomes available,” O’Donaghey says in the release.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 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.

A man was shot at the 7-Eleven in Rutland, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.
A man was shot at the 7-Eleven in Rutland, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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.

— This story was updated at 3:02 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 with information from RCMP.

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