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Homicide investigation after shooting at a hotel in Sicamous

A man was shot and killed outside of a hotel in Sicamous on Saturday night.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit was called in after police received a report about a shooting outside of the Best Western Hotel in Sicamous.

The shooting was called in to police around 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 24, according to a press release from RCMP. 

When officers arrived at the hotel they located a man’s dead body in the parking lot.

Police are currently investigating the death as a homicide.

“The initial investigation leads us to believe this was an isolated, targeted incident and there is no ongoing risk to the public.  This investigation is in its infancy and investigators will be looking at all avenues in an effort to determine what occurred and who was involved,” Staff Sgt. Jason Smart with the major crimes unit said in the release.

Police have identified a distinct black Mercedes G-Wagon that fled the area heading west on the Trans-Canada Highway.

“In investigations like this, early tips and information from the public can be crucial,” Staff Sgt. Smart said. “We are reaching out to the public and asking them to please provide us with any video surveillance, cellphone or dash-cam footage in the Sicamous area from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2024.”

Due to the ongoing investigation there is an increased police presence in the area as investigators use support units to help with the case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the major crimes unit information line at 1-877-987-8477.

No other details have been released to the public at this time. 

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