IED discovered at Kelowna crime scene

(UPDATE: August 1st at 1:15 pm): Kelowna RCMP remains at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of KLO Road and Pandosy Street.

According to police, officers are still in the area after finding an explosive device.

The original incident happened just before 7 p.m. The two suspects involved in the shooting were hospitalized seriously injured.

“Kyle Gianis, 37, from West Kelowna was treated for non-life threatening injuries and has since been discharged from hospital,” police wrote.

“The second victim, a 25-year-old Surrey man, is in hospital with likely life-threatening injuries.”

Witnesses reported that a man escaped from the scene in a silver SUV after the incident. No arrests were made.

“We have reason to believe that this was a targeted attack on these two men,” said Insp. Beth McAndie of the Kelowna RCMP. “Because of his criminal activities and employees, Mr. Gianis poses a threat to our community and the public at large,” and we are devoting all of our resources to investigating this latest incident. “

“When investigating the crime scene, the frontline officers found what is believed to be an undetonated improvised explosive device,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, Kelowna RCMP Media Officer. “The police immediately cordoned off the area. It will remain closed until the officers of the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit have safely handled the device. “

There’s more to come.

(Original story: August 1st at 3:20 am):

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Just before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, the Kelowna RCMP was called to the Pandosy Street and KLO Road area of ​​Kelowna for a report of gunfire.

RCMP officers in Kelowna found two adult male victims with apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to the hospital. The severity of her injuries is not yet known.

There were no arrests at the time, but it is believed that this incident was targeted.

“Local officials ran neighborhood campaigns, spoke to witnesses, and gathered physical evidence,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, RCMP Kelowna Media Officer indefinitely. “

No further information is being released at this time, but the Kelowna RCMP is encouraging anyone who witnessed or is aware of this crime to report immediately to speak to the police.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or posting a tip online at

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