UPDATED: Victim ID'd, 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, 28, is facing a single count of attempted murder with a firearm, while 25-year-old Taylor is facing one count each of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and obstruction of justice.
Schell is the alleged shooter, while Taylor is alleged to have threatened witnesses.
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 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.
Court documents obtained by KTW identify the victim as 51-year-old Arthur Burley.
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.
Taylor's charges of uttering threats and obstruction of justice relate to his alleged dealings with three witnesses — Richard Brown, David Laboucane and Robert Lessard.
According to court documents, Taylor is alleged to have attempted to "dissuade" the three men from assisting police.
Schell and Taylor remain in custody, and are expected to appear in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, Nov. 14.