August 03, 2016 - 2:47 PM
KELOWNA – Unconfirmed reports from a staff member at Kelowna General Hospital says the shooting of a driver by a cyclist in West Kelowna this week was gang related.
The staff member does not wish to be identified but says the victim was shot six times – twice in the stomach, once in the right bicep, once in the left forearm and once in each leg.
He remains in Intensive Care but is expected to survive.
It happened at 10:14 p.m., Aug. 2, on Hudson Road near Highway 97 and involved a 48-year-old West Kelowna man police say was meeting with a man on a bicycle. According to a media release, the cyclist pulled out a gun and fired several rounds into the victim’s BMW before the driver hit the suspect with his car as he tried to flee.
A police service dog found the injured man, believed to be the driver, in a ditch not far from the accident scene. The hospital employee says he has a broken leg and is expected to survive.
He is a West Kelowna man, 29, now in police custody. RCMP aren’t saying what charges he faces.
“There was also a second person in the vehicle that police are still looking for,” the staff member says. “They think he may have head injuries because they found more blood in the vehicle.”
She says police told the hospital the hand gun used was a .40 caliber.
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