Investigators scour Nelson Avenue home for shooting clues

By James Peters
October 24, 2017 - 12:12pm Updated: October 24, 2017 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say a search warrant executed at a home where two people were shot yesterday has not turned up any clues as to what led to the violence.

Investigators combed through 217 Nelson Avenue last night, but Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says they came up empty.

Shelkie says the two victims of the shooting are not helping.

"One of the victims is still in hospital. He sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The other victim received minor injuries in relation to a gunshot. Neither victim is cooperating with police," said Shelkie.

Shelkie notes it's still too soon to say if the shooting is gang- or drug-related.

CFJC Today spoke to a woman who lives nearby.

She asked not to be named for fear of retaliation, but says yesterday's incident was the culmination of months of criminal activity at the home, and it was frightening.

"When I went outside, I wasn't aware of exactly what happened. I walked out onto the street and the police all looked at me and told me that I needed to evacuate right now. So I had to grab my child and leave the premises immediately. It was very scary."

The woman says police show up to the home on a regular basis, investigating domestic disturbances and drug complaints.

RCMP are asking anyone who saw people or vehicles in the Nelson Avenue area yesterday at about 11:30 a.m. to come forward.

Neighbours on Nelson Avenue say nuisance home has been a 'nightmare'