Kamloops RCMP investigating second shooting involving the same victim

Kamloops City

2023-02-25 15:39 PST

File # 2023-6527

Kamloops officers are investigating today, after being called to the second shooting in five months involving the same man.

Just after 3:00 a.m. on Saturday February 25, 2023 frontline officers from the Kamloops RCMP were called to a residence in the 700-block of McGill Road for a report three men had broken into a home assaulted and shot the resident.

The suspects, who were described as all wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, fled on foot toward the cemetery off McGill Road, prior to police arrival.

Police flooded the area and despite significant efforts, including a search by a Police Service Dog, the suspects were not located.

The 35-year-old victim was transported to hospital with what are believed to non-life-threatening injuries.

In the interest of public safety, we are confirming that this is the same individual who was previously targeted in September of 2022, states Superintendent Jeff Pelley, Officer in Charge of the Kamloops RCMP. I understand that learning of a second shooting will be concerning to area residents and the community at large but believe it is important that we offer some context here. That context is that the same victim has been targeted twice, and these were not random acts of violence. The investigation is a priority, and we will continue to advance it, in our efforts to identify and hold to account those responsible for committing these blatant acts of violence.

Anyone who has information, or who may have been a witness, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and cite file 2023-6527.


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