RCMP investigating targeted homicide

RCMP investigating targeted homicide

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RCMP are investigating what they believe to be a targeted, overnight homicide near Gallagher Lake.

Early Thursday morning shortly after 3 a.m., Oliver and Osoyoos RCMP were called to the 8000 block of Highway 97 North, following a report that a man was injured and required emergency assistance.

Upon attendance, RCMP located a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Despite life saving measures taken by first responders, the man succumbed and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Although the investigation is in the early stages, police believe this to be a targeted and isolated incident.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit have assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from the Oliver RCMP and the Penticton RCMP General Investigative Section. Investigators are expected to be in the area throughout the rest of the day today and throughout the weekend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oliver RCMP 250-498-3422 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The homicide is the second in the Oliver area within a month after a man was shot on July 17 in the Willowbrook area.

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