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Man shot in Kelowna, police watchdog called in

December 22, 2019 - 2:35 PM

A man was shot in Kelowna and the RCMP watchdog has been called in. 

A Central Okanagan Traffic Services officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a dead-end roadway just after midnight on Dec. 22, a near Highland Drive and Glenmore Road in Kelowna.

"The driver had allegedly failed to stop for the officer and had been pursued to the area," a press release from the RCMP reads.

"An interaction occurred between the officer and the driver which led to shots being fired by police. The driver continued but was later admitted to a local area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening gunshot injuries. He has been arrested but remains in hospital."

The Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section is investigating the criminal code and driving offences while the IIO BC is now investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

All aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit their website at www.iiobc.ca


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