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Two shootings in one week: Kelowna RCMP say no connection

RCMP officers respond to a report of shots fired at the Ramada hotel in Kelowna, Aug. 27, 2020.
August 31, 2020 - 5:30 PM

As of right now, there’s no reason to believe that the two shootings in Kelowna last week are related, RCMP say.

“We do not currently have any information that leads us to believe the two incidents are related,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said. “These shootings happened in public places and posed an absolute risk to the public. We are diligently investigating both matters and would ask anyone with information on either to contact us immediately.”

The first shooting happened before 11 a.m. on Aug. 26, at the Ramada by Wyndham hotel.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Man injured in shooting at Kelowna hotel

Initial investigation determined a single shooter with a handgun targeted two men in a parking lot of the hotel in the 2100 block of Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. He then fled in a black car.

According to a release from Kelowna RCMP, neither of the two victims were injured during the shooting, though one man did suffer injuries while fleeing. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

RCMP later the car involved in the incident on Skeena Drive on Dilworth Mountain. Despite an extensive search, police could not locate the suspect.

The second was brought to police attention around noon Sunday, Aug. 30, when a man suffering an apparent gunshot wound had gone to KGH to treat non-life-threatening injuries.

READ MOREKelowna RCMP investigating shooting that left one dead, another injured

Inside his car, outside of the hospital, while he received treatment another man was found dead.

“The victim has indicated that the shooting occurred in the McCulloch area and officers are canvassing the area searching for evidence,” Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy, of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “The investigation is still in its early stages and officers will be in the area for an undetermined period of time.”

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.


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