We have more details connecting the dots in regards to the shooting incident along McGill and Summit Drive yesterday.
In a media release, Kamloops RCMP say, just before 11 am Monday morning, Tk’emlups RCMP responded to a 911 call from a home on Salish Road, finding that a person or persons allegedly shot through a window after an altercation. It is believed the suspect or suspects were driving a black truck.
Later yesterday, around one o’clock, Kamloops RCMP responded to the scene of a shooting between a black Escalade truck with Alberta plates, and a smaller silver car.
Both vehicles fled after shots were fired.
However, with help from the public, both vehicles involved in the McGill area shooting were located.
We are learning today the truck was found abandoned in the Pemberton Terrace area of Kamloops.
Police say it had an Alberta licence plate that was not registered to the vehicle and add, the truck was stolen from Vernon on May 19th.
Corporal Jodi Shelkie says, Mounties later learned that a 56 year-old Kamloops resident was injured, but is expected to survive, after being shot several times in the McGill shooting.
“The victim was shot several times, and required surgery, but he’s expected to survive.”
RCMP say second person inside the car was not injured.
That person is not from Kamloops, but both occupants of the victim’s vehicle are associated to the Kamloops drug trade.
Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay says the shootings appear connected, just not to each other, but to drug trafficking.
“The actual suspects are not identified, and we’re not looking for anyone in particular, but we do have a very active investigation going on, and many leads are being chased down simultaneously.”
The serious crimes unit is investigating the case as an attempted murder.
They’re also releasing a photo of the black Escalade they found abandoned on Pemberton Terrace in Sahali.
Kamloops RCMP is asking anyone who has any information about these incidents, or the truck involved, to contact the Mounties or Crime Stoppers.