Vernon RCMP investigating violent break and enter, shooting death

By Tiffany Goodwein / Beach Radio News
February 8, 2019 - 9:28am Updated: February 8, 2019 - 1:21pm

VERNON, B.C. — UPDATE: Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have provided an update on the events in Vernon and surrounding area overnight.

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EARLIER: A man is dead after being shot in what North Okanagan RCMP are describing as a targeted break and enter that turned violent overnight.

Police are currently on scene at a number of locations.

Just before 1:00 a.m., RCMP were called to a break and enter in progress at a residential home located in the 9800 block of Park Lane in Lavington.

It was reported there were possible shots fired resulting in one occupant of the home sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

About a half hour after the break and enter, officers were called to the Village Green Hotel in the 4800 block of 27th Street in Vernon over a report of a man who had been shot and injured.

Police say the man has since died as a result of these injuries.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers have currently secured and are investigating multiple crime scenes and believe that the two incidents may be related at this time, says RCMP Const. Kelly Brett. The investigation remains in its early stages, as police continue to examine the scenes for physical evidence and canvass the areas for witnesses.

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