Two injured in North Shore shooting

By James Peters / Greg Fry
October 23, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: October 23, 2017 - 5:37pm

KAMLOOPS — UPDATED: Two people are recovering in hospital following a morning shooting in Kamloops.

Police have secured the area of Nelson Avenue and Fortune Drive, and have asked nearby Arthur Hatton Elementary School to be placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Police were notified of shots fired at about 11:40 a.m.

"Two people have been shot at 217 Nelson," says Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay. "This is still unfolding, we're at the very infancy of the investigation but what I can tell you right now is that the scene itself is secure but we are in pursuit of suspects and we'll release more information about that as the investigation progresses later today."

He says both individuals have been taken to hospital, and that "neither are believed to be in life threatening condition."

Pillay adds the area the shooting occurred is "very well known to police."

"It's been the source of our investigations on a very regular basis for a couple of years and so it's not unusual to have police complaints here. It's generally associated with street crimes and street drugs."

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Police have secured the area of Nelson Avenue and Fortune Drive, and have asked Arthur Hatton Elementary School to be placed on lockdown as a result.

Cpl. Jodie Shelkie says police were notified of shots fired at about 11:40 a.m.

First responders then found a man suffering from injuries inside the North Shore McDonald's restaurant.

"The male has been transported to Royal Inland Hospital via ambulance," said Shelkie. "It's unknown at this time wha this injuries are, or if they're related to the potential shots being fired on Nelson Avenue."

"Police are in the area. We're securing Nelson Avenue, and we're investigating whether shots were fired and if so, where the firearms may be."

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