Crime

Homicide investigation in West Kelowna closes portion of Highway 97


West Kelowna, BC – The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting and the death of a male that occurred early Sunday morning, March 21, 2021, near Highway 97 between Butt and Grizzly Roads.

In order to facilitate a thorough investigation of this incident, Highway 97 has been closed in this area. It is unknown at this time when the Highway can be re-opened.

Murder Homicide
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The investigation has the characteristics of a targeted shooting. The BC Coroners Service has also been notified and will be conducting a concurrent fact finding investigation to determine a cause of death.

Investigators are seeking anyone with information about this incident, who was in this area between 3:30 am and 4:30 am this morning, March 21, and particularly motorists with dash cameras who travelled the highway at this time, to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.

Update on Highway closure in West Kelowna (1:25 pm, March 21, 2021)

The investigation continues into the fatal shooting of a male early this morning, March 21, 2021, near Highway 97 between Butt and Grizzly Roads.

This portion of the highway has been re-opened to motorists. We wish to thank the public for their patience and cooperation.

No further information is available for release at this time. Police are asking anyone who was in the area, particularly motorists with dash cameras who travelled the highway between 3:30 am and 4:30 am this morning, March 21, to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.

Kelowna RCMP

RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit

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