A serious crime has occurred in Valleyview early Sunday morning (Mar. 12).
In a news release by Kamloops RCMP, officers were called over to the 1800-block of the East Trans Canada Highway around 8:25 a.m. on a report of a person who was struck by a vehicle.
Further examination revealed the victim, who is known to police was suffering from injuries that appear to be gunshot wounds. Police believe the incident to be targeted. Spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn says the victim has been transported to hospital with what it appears to be non-life threatening injuries. However, police are determining what led up to the incident.
“A police presence remains in the area as officers continue to collect evidence and information related to what transpired, including details about how the report came in and if a vehicle was present in the area.” Evelyn said in a statement.
Photos sent to CFJC News Sunday morning show five RCMP vehicles present at the Tournament Inn in Valleyview. Photos sent to CFJC show yellow tape was installed around parts of the hotel.
Anyone who has video or information about this incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.