No arrests yet following shooting that critically injured Kelowna man

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KELOWNA - The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating a shooting last night that sent a local man to hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers responded to a report of a wounded man at a home in the 1900 block of Baron Road yesterday, Jan. 31 a short time after 9:30 p.m., according to an RCMP media release. Police arrived to find a man and a woman conducting chest compressions on an unconscious man in cardiac arrest.

The victim, a 41-year-old Kelowna man, sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of being shot. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition by paramedics where he underwent emergency surgery.

No word from RCMP on the unidentified man's current condition.

Police say no arrests have been made.

"The heroic actions of the man and woman who initially discovered the victim, combined with the actions of the Kelowna RCMP general duty sergeant who took over CPR and the B.C. Ambulance paramedics may have saved the man’s life," Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit at 250-762-3300. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.


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