Gunshots followed argument in West Kelowna neighbourhood

"Witnesses reported hearing some kind of disturbance between multiple persons on the roadway who seemed to be arguing with one another..."

  • Thu Feb 25th, 2016 2:00pm
  • News

Mounties are investigating reports of a discharged firearm in a West Kelowna neighbourhood.

On Feb. 24,  shortly before 7 p.m. the West Kelowna RCMP received multiple reports of shots heard in the area of Applegreen Court and Ross Road. Several officers attended the scene and discovered evidence at the scene to suggest that a firearm had been discharged in the immediate area. Investigators interviewed witnesses at the scene and conducted neighbourhood inquiries to check the well being of residents in the area.

“Witnesses reported hearing some kind of disturbance between multiple persons on the roadway who seemed to be arguing with one another,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

Witnesses also observed a full size pick-up truck in the immediate area at the time of the shooting. The truck reportedly fled the area, southbound on Ross Road, at a high rate of speed.

“Investigators have determined that one of the bullets fired had smashed through the window of a nearby residence,”  said O’Donaghey. “A family of three, including an infant, were home at the time of the shooting. Thankfully they were in an adjacent room and were not injured as a result of this careless act.”

A Police Service Dog was brought in to conduct a search for the suspect or suspects, as well as evidence believed to be related to the incident. The Kelowna RCMP Forensic Ident Section performed a detailed examination of the scene.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Raygan Ennis, of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.