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West Kelowna man charged with attempted murder linked to criminal organization

Charles William Maskell, 59, was one of two men arrested Dec. 2, 2016 after a shooting on Granada Crescent in the Glenrosa neighbourhood shortly after noon.
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April 06, 2017 - 11:45 AM

WEST KELOWNA – A man who shot someone during an altercation in West Kelowna late last year has been charged with attempted murder for a criminal organization.

Charles Maskell, born 1957, was one of two men arrested Dec. 2, 2016 after a shooting on Granada Crescent in the Glenrosa neighbourhood.

Neighbours said at the time a man was taken away in an ambulance shortly after noon suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries.

He was arrested and charged with attempted murder in January but several more charges were recently added.

Maskell, who has no criminal record in B.C., now faces charges of attempted murder for a criminal organization, unlawfully discharging and possessing a loaded, unlicenced firearm as well as aggravated assault.

Police also arrested a 33-year-old West Kelowna man but according to court records there is no co-accused.

“The ongoing police investigation has resulted in the execution of two warrants at the home related to the shooting incident,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said shortly after the shooting. “Investigators have recovered evidence related to the initial shooting investigation, as well as uncovered evidence to suggest that the home was being used in the trafficking of illicit drugs including suspected cocaine and GHB.”


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