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One dead after drive-by shooting in Kelowna

August 14th, 2011

Kelowna RCMP are investigating a homicide that occurred in the entrance way of the Grand Hotel on Water Ave. Sunday.

Police received a call, from witnesses at the scene, that a shooting had occurred and that occupants of a vehicle, that was leaving the hotel, had been shot at.

At 2:45 p.m., a white Porsche SUV, containing several people both male and female, was leaving the Hotel via the front entrance/exit road to the hotel.

An unconfirmed number of persons, associated to a vehicle that had stopped behind the victim’s vehicle, began shooting at the white SUV. The victim’s vehicle drove a short distance and then stopped.

A suspect vehicle, a silver green SUV, left the scene and drove up Cawston Ave. before disappearing in an unknown direction. All individuals inside the vehicle suffered gun shot wounds and are being treated in hospital. One male is confirmed dead.

Police believe that the general public is not at risk.

Police have not yet made arrests but are actively investigating as to the identities of those responsible. Police are not yet confirming how many suspects are involved.

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit, augmented by a number of Police officers from other Sections, are investigating this incident and police are asking for any witnesses to this shooting to come forward.

If anyone has any pictures or video, or has witnessed this terrible incident, please contact  the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers.

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