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Burned Honda Civic may have been involved in Kamloops drive-by homicide

A piece of police tape remains at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Kamloops. Police believe the Aug. 26, 2022, lethal shooting was targeted.

Police are looking for information related to a burned out Honda Civic which may have been involved in this weekend's drive-by shooting.

A black, late 90s, two-door Civic was found burning in Rayleigh around 2 a.m., Aug. 27. It was reported just hours after Kamloops RCMP were called to a shooting in Brocklehurst.

Kamloops RCMP have not confirmed whether the burned sedan is related to the lethal shooting, but investigators are far from ruling it out.

"At this time, it's unknown if the two incidents are related," Staff Sgt. Todd Wiebe of the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit said in a news release. "We are turning to the public with hope that someone has information related to the movements of that black Honda Civic from the days and hours prior to its discovery in Rayleigh on Saturday morning."

The Civic was on Frontage Road in Rayleigh, on the east side of Highway 5 North and around 15 kilometres from where two men were shot while inside a red Toyota Matrix.

One of the two victims was pronounced dead at the scene, around the intersection of Ord Road and Singh Street. The second victim was taken to hospital and remained in stable condition, according to police.

The man who died was "well-known" to police and investigators believe it was a targeted shooting.

Although Kamloops RCMP have not determined it to connected to organized crime, torching vehicles is not uncommon in gangland shootings.

Police have not publicly identified the victims of the drive-by shooting.

"Maybe you noticed a vehicle matching the description speeding around your neighbourhood, maybe it was parked on your road and struck you as suspicious -- whatever it was that made an older model black Honda Civic sedan stick out in your mind recently, we want to hear from you," Wiebe said in the release.

Police are seeking anyone who witnessed or may have information related to this incident, including security footage, cell phone or dash cam video, that may have captured anything suspicious. Areas of particular interest are the Ord Road and Singh Street intersection and Frontage Road in Rayleigh between 9 p.m., Aug. 26, and 2:30 a.m., Aug. 27.

The detachment can be reached at 250-828-3000.

Kamloops RCMP provided a stock image of the vehicle found burning in Rayleigh on Aug. 27, 2022, which may be linked to a drive-by shooting just hours earlier.
Kamloops RCMP provided a stock image of the vehicle found burning in Rayleigh on Aug. 27, 2022, which may be linked to a drive-by shooting just hours earlier.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kamloops RCMP

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