Charges laid following downtown Kamloops shooting
Two men are facing serious charges in connection with a shooting in downtown Kamloops last weekend which landed a man in hospital.
Brandon Schell and Trevor Taylor have been in custody since their arrest on Monday afternoon.
Schell, 27, is facing a single count of attempted murder with a firearm, while Taylor, 25, is facing one count each of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and obstruction of justice.
The two men were arrested at the McDonald's on Victoria Street at about 3 p.m. on Monday.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, a man in his early 50s was shot in an apartment in the 400-block of Seymour Street.
It's believed he then approached a man and his girlfriend and asked for help.
"He was like, 'Can you guys phone an ambulance? I just got shot,'" said Torrey Owen, who was in the area with his girlfriend and was approached by the victim.
Owen said it appeared the man had been shot once in the area under his left shoulder.
He was taken to hospital, and later interviewed by police.
There has been no update on his condition, but police have said they expect him to make a full recovery.
Investigators believe the shooting was drug-related, but say they don't believe there's a gang connection.
Schell and Taylor remain in custody, and are expected to appear in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, Nov. 14.