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UPDATE: RCMP investigating targeted homicide in Rutland

Police at a residence on Hein Road in Rutland Aug. 5, 2016.
August 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

KELOWNA - Police have confirmed an investigation is underway into a targeted homicide at a home on Hein Road in Kelowna this morning.

RCMP were called to the 400 block of Hein Road just after 6 a.m., Aug. 5, for a report of shots fired. When emergency crews arrived on the scene they found a 35-year-old Kelowna man deceased inside one of the units in the fourplex.

“The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the ongoing investigation into the man’s death,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release. “(They will) continue to work closely with the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the B.C. Coroners Service."

"No arrests have been made at this time as police continue to search for suspects."

O'Donaghey says they do not believe this was a random attack, adding the public are not at risk.

Several neighbours say the victim was a male in his late 20s or early 30s who lived in the fourplex with other people. Windows to the home are covered and several security camera's are mounted on the exterior of the home.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crimes Unit at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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— This story was updated at 8:19 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 to change the photo and add new information. 

— This story was updated at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 to add new information about a possbile death.

— The story was updated at 10:50 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 with confirmation from RCMP a homicide investigation is underway.

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