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Damage to Kelowna elementary school likely caused by gun shots; police investigating

November 15, 2016 - 5:00 PM

KELOWNA - Police are looking for the public’s help after South Rutland Elementary School was hit by gunfire.

RCMP say an investigation is ongoing into damage found to a rolling metal shutter at the school. Evidence has been found by police confirming the damage is the same as damage caused by a small caliber firearm, according to a media release.

The damage was not caused while class was in session and school officials say it happened after the end of the school day Thursday, Nov. 10. Police were notified about the damage at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

Police forensic and dog services attended the scene.

“There is no information at this time to suggest that the damage to the school was a targeted incident, nor is there any evidence or information that leads us to anticipate any further incidents,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Police are working with the Central Okanagan School District and asking witnesses to contact Cst. Georgina Josefsson, the Kelowna RCMP school liaison officer, at 250-762-3300. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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