Police investigating Monday shooting on Columbia Street

Kamloops City

2024-05-07 09:59 PDT

File # 2024-13390

A targeted daytime shooting in a motel parking enclosure yesterday saw one person taken to hospital, as part of an ongoing crime conflict in Kamloops.

On Monday May 6, 2024, just before 7 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the area of Pemberton Terrace and Frontage Road for a report of shots fired on the 500-block of Columbia Street. As part of the investigation, police located a man with visible injuries and a vehicle damaged by gunfire. The man was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. A silver car was observed fleeing the scene.

This latest incident is believed to be a result of the ongoing conflict between local drug traffickers, which was also responsible for a series of targeted shootings reported this weekend, said Staff Sergeant Todd Wiebe, of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Investigative Services Section.

A right side photo of the described suspect walking past vehicles in a parking enclosure.

View larger image: a right side photo of the described suspect walking past vehicles in a parking enclosure.

A left side photo of the described suspect walking past vehicles in a parking enclosure.

View larger image: a left side photo of the described suspect walking past vehicles in a parking enclosure.

A suspect was described as:

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Police officers from the Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU), Serious Crime Unit, General Investigation Support Team, Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, and the frontlines continue to work around the clock in an effort to further these investigations and suppress the violence occurring. Along with local resources, Kamloops RCMP Detachment is also receiving assistance from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC and from the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team.

As our teams continue their efforts, we’re asking residents to please be aware that these targeted attacks are occurring in public settings and present an increased risk to safety, said S/Sgt Wiebe. The Kamloops RCMP Detachment has multiple resources working tirelessly to advance these investigations and is asking the public to work with us by being aware of their surroundings and being vigilant in reporting suspicious occurrences or suspected criminal activities that could be related.

A police presence remains on scene as officers continue to investigate.

Those with information including video, dash camera footage, or other details that may assist in furthering these investigations are asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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