Victim of Rutland shooting won't cooperate with police

Police investigate a shooting in Rutland.

KELOWNA - RCMP say a man shot outside a Rutland 7-Eleven store knew his attackers and is not cooperating with their investigation.

The 46-year-old victim was treated and released from hospital after being shot mid-afternoon on Monday, Feb. 15, RCMP spokesman Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a press release.

Two men arrested nearby shortly after the incident have been released without charges, although O’Donaghey alleges they were involved in the attack.

While the investigation is ongoing, RCMP say they believe the attack was drug related and that local residents need not fear for their safety.

According to O’Donaghey, police have spoken to several witnesses to the shooting but are still asking others with information about the attack to contact Kelowna RCMP.

Police did not release the name of the victim.

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