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Charges laid in connection with drive-by shooting in Kamloops

David Jeffery Tremblay of Kamloops is charged with intentionally discharging a firearm into a place knowing a person was present and failure to comply with a court release order by being in possession of a firearm.
David Jeffery Tremblay
David Jeffery Tremblay.

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in Kamloops on Thursday (Oct. 1).

David Jeffery Tremblay of Kamloops is charged with intentionally discharging a firearm into a place knowing a person was present and failure to comply with a court release order by being in possession of a firearm contrary.

The charges stem from an incident in which shots were fired at at a house on the corner of Willow Street, Cottonwood Avenue and Renfrew Lane, the three-way stop behind Library Square in North Kamloops.

On Thursday at 5:15 p.m., police received reports of gunshots and investigated, closing the intersection and finding damage from a firearm at a white house at the southwest corner. Numerous shots had been fired and police found three people in the home when they arrived, but no injuries were reported.

A suspect was identified by about 2:30 a.m. the next morning and police converged on a residence in Dallas on Friday at about 5:30 a.m., where the emergency response team was used to take him into custody without incident.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay told KTW all parties involved and both Dallas and North Kamloops homes are related to conflicts within the local drug trafficking scene.

Tremblay, who is known to police, is in custody pending a bail hearing.

"This was a broad daylight, brazen drive-by shooting in a residential neighbourhood,” Pillay said. “Thankfully, nobody was killed, but we have seen incidents exactly like this result in innocent people being killed.:

Kamloops Mounties are asking anybody who may have seen Tremblay anywhere in Kamloops on Oct. 1 or Oct. 2 to contact the detachment at 250-828-3000.