Mounties in two small communities in the B.C. Interior are investigating homicides.
Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said the two deaths occurred on Sunday, March 10, in Valemount and 100 Mile House. The two communities are far apart — 330 kilometres, or a 3.5-hour drive — and it is not known if the two deaths are related.
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On Sunday at about 10 a.m., Mounties in 100 Mile House (about two hours north of Kamloops on Highway 97) received a 911 call that a man had been shot in a home on Cedar Street. When police and paramedics arrived, they found a man who had died.
“The North District major crime unit has assumed conduct of the investigation and the police can confirm that this event is being investigated as a homicide,” Saunderson said. “This residence was well known to police and, although the investigation is in the early stages, police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.”
About an hour later, at 11 a.m., police in Valemount (about 3.5 hours north of Kamloops on Highway 5) received a call concerning a deceased male.
Saunderson said officers responded to the location and found a 60-year-old man had died, noting the death is being investigated as a homicide.
“Although the investigation is in the early stages, police have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk,” Saunderson said.
Anybody with information on the deaths is asked to the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250 395-2456, the Valemount RCMP at 250 566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).