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Man shot in West Kelowna neighbourhood

The West Kelowna man healing from an apparent Tuesday night shooting is keeping mum about how his leg came in contact with a flying bullet, making the investigation challenging for police.

"Unfortunately, he's given us no indication of who shot him or how," said Const. Kris Clark.

What is clear, is that the 19-year-old had the presence of mind once injured to get himself some medical treatment.

"From my understanding, the victim called (911) and asked them to meet him at Gorman's Mill," said Clark.

The shooting is believed to have occurred along Glenrosa Road, and the man was picked up by a passerby who may have seen him limping along. They took him to the mill where emergency services awaited.

He was then treated at Kelowna General Hospital.

There are some massive holes in the young man's story that aren't just posing problems for investigators. They're also allowing the rumour mill to work overtime.

"We have no indication that this is gang related," said Clark, quashing one favoured scenario.

Concerns that there's a gunman on the loose may also be for naught.

"I haven't heard any other reports of shots fired in the area, or anyone else being hit," said Clark. "It may be an isolated event."

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater is aware of the tales being told, but said it's best to wait upon facts.

"We hear all sorts of things about how it may be gang related but the police have given no indication of that being the case," he said. "We just need more information.

No suspect(s) have yet been identified and investigators continue to look into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

RCMP are requesting that anyone who has information on this incident call the West Kelowna RCMP detachment (250-768-2880) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

 

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