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West Kelowna man bear sprayed and shot in early morning attack

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November 06, 2016 - 1:29 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Two suspects are in police custody after they allegedly attacked a man with bear spray then shot him.

The victim, a 33-year-old West Kelowna man is in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release.

Today at 6:05 a.m., police responded to multiple 911 emergency calls of shots fired in the 1800 block of Boucherie Road.

O’Donaghey says the investigation is still ongoing, but preliminary information indicates the victim was bear sprayed and shot when confronted by the two suspects.

The two suspects, a 36-year old man and 40-year old man, both of West Kelowna were arrested near the scene.

“The West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) has assumed conduct of the ongoing investigation,” O’Donaghey says in the release. “Investigators believe that this was not a random attack, that the victim knew his attackers.”
 
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Section at 250-768-2880. 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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