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Unstable, potentially dangerous device not linked to Kelowna shooting

August 04, 2021 - 8:43 AM

A day after two men were shot on a Kelowna street and a bomb was discovered nearby, West Kelowna RCMP came across what appeared to be another explosive device.

On Sunday, Aug. 1, the RCMP were at a residence in the 2600 block of Cameron Road in West Kelowna as part of an ongoing investigation when they came across “a possible improvised explosive device.”

While at the residence, officers located what appeared to be a possible improvised explosive device. For safety reasons, officers evacuated the area and called the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit. The device was safely removed from the scene by the EDU officer and disposed of at a secondary site. 

“Investigation has determined this device is not related to the shooting in Kelowna on July 31,”  S/Sgt. Duncan Dixon of the West Kelowna RCMP said in a press release.

“Examination of the device determined that it was someone’s attempt at a homemade battery pack, however it was unstable and potentially dangerous.”

This investigation is ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time


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West Kelowna resident Kyle Gianis, who has criminal connections and has lived through other attempts on his life, was shot alongside an unnamed Surrey man July 31.

An explosive device was found at the scene of that shooting.

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On Sunday, West Kelowna RCMP called in its Explosives Disposal Unit to remove the device and dispose of that one at another location.


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