Five years since fatal Kelowna park shooting

It has been five years since Christopher Hetu was shot dead in Mill Bridge Park.

  • Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 p.m.

It has been five years since Christopher Hetu was shot dead in Mill Bridge Park and police continue to seek public information to identify the person or persons responsible.

On October 27th, 2009, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a man down in Mill Bridge Park. Christopher Daniel Hetu (20) was found suffering from apparent gunshot injuries and was rushed to hospital but his wounds proved fatal. Hetu had recently relocated to Kelowna from Prince George. An autopsy later confirmed that Christopher’s death was the result of injury inflicted by a firearm.

“Hetu had been observed entering Mill Bridge Park at about 1 am on a BMX bike via the Gordon Drive Entrance (Across from Brookside Avenue). Sometime between 1:10 am and 1:15 am, witnesses heard from three to five gun shots coming from the area of the park, where Hetu’s body was located,” Const. Kris Clark.

“Police believe that there are individuals in Kelowna and Prince George that have information about this murder and ask that they come forward to assist in identifying those responsible for Hetu’s death.”

A private reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Hetu’s murder.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

A video by Global and Crimestoppers is available.

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