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Kamloops RCMP seek dashcam footage after motel shooting


Kamloops RCMP is appealing for dash cam footage after a man was shot at a motel on East Trans-Canada Highway.

According to a Kamloops RCMP media release issued today, March 13, emergency responders originally thought they's been called to the 1800 block of the East Trans-Canada Highway because someone had been hit by traffic.

However, when they arrived the victim, who is known to police, was found with gunshot wounds.

Police are now appealing to the public for dashcam footage from anyone who was around at roughly 8:35 a.m. Sunday, March 12.

"The Kamloops RCMP detachment is very aware that this type of gun violence is extremely and rightfully concerning to the public," Kamloops RCMP Supt. Jeff Pelley said in the release. "This, and other firearm assaults, such as the late February shooting on McGill Road, are not random acts of violence.

"These investigations are of the highest priority to us and we continue to work not just on advancing them independently, but strategizing to reduce their presence and hold those responsible to account."

RCMP said a police presence still remains at the motel where the shooting is believed to have occurred.

"From the public, we ask that you continue to assist us in working to solve these crimes by checking your dash cam footage and security videos in and around that area, to see if they picked up anything that could be of interest in this investigation," Supt. Pelley said. "We also encourage residents to continue to call in suspicious occurrences that could be related to the illegal drug trade activities that are believed to be driving these acts of violence."

Anyone with information should call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-8311.

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