RCMP investigate homicide that appears to be targeted shooting in West Kelowna, B.C.

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WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP says officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting and death that happened early Sunday morning near Highway 97 in Kelowna, B.C.

Mounties say in a news release the investigation forced the closure of the highway between Butt and Grizzly Roads for several hours on Sunday.

The release says the investigation has the characteristics of a targeted shooting.

It adds the BC Coroners Service has been notified and will conduct a concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine a cause of death.

Investigators are seeking anyone with information about the incident who was in the area between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

In particular, RCMP are asking any drivers with dash cameras who travelled the highway at this time to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 21, 2021.

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