POLICE – 24-year-old man in hospital after shooting on Alexander Avenue

Police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Alexander Avenue early today (Dec. 30, 2019).

Kamloops RCMP were called to the scene of a disturbance and found a 24-year-old man a short distance away suffering from gunshot wounds.

“We are at the preliminary stages of this investigation,” said Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay.

“The residence and people involved are known to police and are associated to the local drug trade. As such, the shooting is believed to be targeted. However, any time criminals resort to using firearms in residential areas, it does pose a risk to the public at large.”

RCMP were still on the scene at noon and a police presence was expected in the area for the duration of the day. The victim was transported to Royal Inland Hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

If you know anything about this shooting or the person(s) involved, contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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