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Suspect in West Kelowna shooting identified and charged

WEST KELOWNA - The man RCMP believe to be behind a shooting in West Kelowna last week has been charged and identified as Tyrone Reynolds McGee.

The shooting happened early on Aug. 2 on Hudson Road near Highway 97.

McGee has been charged with several firearms related offences, according to a RCMP release. He is in custody and faces more potential charges related to the incident.

Police say in the release the victim is still recovering from his injuries.

Sources say the 48-year-old victim was shot six times by a cyclist while he was in his car. A hospital staff member who does not want to be named says the crime is gang related.

The cyclist pulled out a gun and fired several rounds into the victim’s BMW before the driver hit the suspect with his car as he tried to flee.

A police service dog found the injured man, believed to be the driver, in a ditch not far from the accident scene. The hospital employee says the victim has a broken leg.

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