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UPDATE: Shooting on North Shore sends two to hospital

Police are on scene Nelson Avenue on Kamloops's North Shore after reports of shots fired today, Oct. 23.
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October 23, 2017 - 2:07 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police in Kamloops continue to investigate after two men were shot at a home on the North Shore this morning.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says officers responded to reports of shots being fired in the area of Nelson Avenue near Fortune Avenue at approximately 11:38 a.m. today, Oct. 23.

"Shortly after that, we located a male with injuries at the McDonald's near the Northills Mall," Shelkie says.

After arriving on scene the Mounties found a second gunshot victim.

"We can confirm that two people have received injuries as a result of being shot," Shelkie says. "Both are males and have been transported to Royal Inland Hospital though we believe they are not life threatening injuries."

She says the shooting is believed to have taken place at 217 Nelson Ave. which is a home well-known to police.

The Mounties are still trying to track down a suspect or suspects and at this time do not have any physical description.

Nelson Avenue remains closed as the police continue to question witnesses. The public is asked to avoid the area if possible.

Nearby Arthur Hatton Elementary was placed on a secure and hold alert but that has since been lifted and school is back in session.

— This story was updated at 1:43 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2017 to add new information from RCMP.


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