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RCMP Kamloops investigate drive by shooting of vehicle

On Thursday, June 26, 2020 at 11:27 p.m. RCMP Kamloops responded to Chestnut Avenue for a complaint of a gunshot.
June 27, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Mounties are looking for help to find the people who drove by a Kamloops family home and shot up a vehicle in the driveway.

The call for shots fired on Chestnut Avenue came Thursday, June 25 at 11:27 p.m. and the responding members located a vehicle parked in a residential driveway that had bullet damage.

RCMP said the initial investigation led to the discovery of home security video that captured the shooting incident.

The video depicts a white SUV, possibly a late '90s Chevrolet Blazer with a black horizontal stripe, drive by the residence in question and fire a shot. There were no injuries related to this incident however the home in question was occupied by a family at the time.

"Unfortunately, Kamloops RCMP respond to gunfire or firearm incidents on a regular basis. These are obviously treated as very high risk, emergency situations. In this case, an errant bullet could easily have killed an innocent person in their home. This type of reckless firearm usage presents a major public safety risk and as such are treated as priority investigations"  Staff Sgt Simon Pillay said in a press release.

"There are no suspects in this matter and we are requesting the public's assistance."

To advance the investigation, a still picture from the surveillance video is being released.

"Although the picture is not clear, someone may recognize this vehicle. Whoever fired that shot has demonstrated they don't care if or who they may kill. If you have information, please call us and help make our community safer," Pillay said.

At this early stage of the investigation, it is not clear if this incident relates to organized crime.


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