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Police probe another shooting in Kamloops

The latest shooting occurred in North Kamloops on Sept. 18, 48 hours after a shooting in Aberdeen. Neither incident led to injuries

Kamloops Mounties are investigating another shooting, the second in 48 hours.

On Monday, Sept. 18, at about 2:30 a.m., police were called to the 700-block of Tranquille Road in North Kamloops, where gunshots were confirmed to have struck an apartment. No one was injured. The area around the 700-block of Tranquille is home to the Library Square and Huston Place apartment buildings.

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said the shooting appears to have been targeted, though it remains to be determined if the gunplay is connected to a shooting incident in Aberdeen two days earlier, an incident police also believe to have been targeted.

On Saturday, Sept. 16,  at about 2:35 a.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1300-block of Hugh Allan Drive. Police confirmed shots were fired, but found no one present was injured.

Shortly after, at 2:50 a.m., the suspect vehicle, a black Dodge Ram, was found on fire nearby in the 2000-block of Tremerton Drive. That vehicle had been reported stolen from a Balfour Court residence in Aberdeen 20 minutes earlier.

Two suspects connected to the Aberdeen shooting were described as men, with one dressed in a black top, dark pants and white shoes with orange on the back. The other was described as wearing a black top, blue jeans and black shoes with orange on the bottom.

“It’s very fortunate that no one was injured in either of this week’s occurrences, but the threat to the public associated with firearms offences is one that’s very real and can come with tragic consequences,” Evelyn said. “It’s extremely important for anyone who has information that could help further this investigation to reach out to police as soon as possible.”

Those with information on either shooting are asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.