Gangland shooting anniversary
Aug 14, 2012 / 8:39 pm
A year ago today (Tuesday), Kelowna was rocked by gang violence.
Now the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) is conducting a forensic examination of the Delta Grand Hotel, where the notorious Bacon brother was shot to death.
Jonathan Bacon, the reputed head of the Red Scorpions along with full patch Hells Angels member Larry Amero, Independent Soldier James Raich, and two women were leaving the Grand in a Porsche SUV when men wearing balclavas opened fire on the vehicle.
Bacon died in hospital while Amero was seriously wounded and Raich fled the scene with minor injuries. One of the women, 22-year-old Leah Hadden-Watts, the niece of the Haney Hells Angel Chapter president, was shot in the neck and paralyzed.
CFSEU Spokesperson Sgt. Bill Whalen says they are making progress on the file and are currently mid-way through the investigation.
When questioned about suspects, Whalen replied, "There are always suspects in a homicide." He claims there are no charges being laid at this time.
Kelowna CFSEU is heading the investigation with heavy assistance from the Vancouver unit.
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