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2 dead, 1 in critical condition at home in Kelowna's Upper Mission

Police tight-lipped on deaths

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP are remaining tight-lipped about two "suspicious deaths" at a home in Kelowna's Upper Mission area Thursday evening.

In a brief press release issued Friday, the Kelowna RCMP says the incident at 483 Swan Drive is an "isolated incident and there is no risk to public safety." But police have yet to classify the deaths as homicides.

Const. Mike Della-Paolera of the Kelowna RCMP says the investigation is a "a highly complex and sensitive case." Police have not said if any arrests have been made, or how the two people died.

Const. Della-Paolera previously said a third person was found unresponsive at the home and is now being treated in hospital in critical condition.

A witness who was at the scene walking his dog just after 9 p.m. Thursday night captured video of paramedics performing chest compressions on a person in the residence's driveway.

He said officers were dealing with a man on the front lawn, stopping him from going towards the driveway and from interacting with a young boy who was near the side of the house. He said a woman who appeared distraught was sitting on the front steps of the home.


UPDATE 10:55 a.m.

It's a quiet scene at Kelowna's 483 Swan Drive Friday morning, after two people died and one was seriously injured at the home Thursday evening.

Police say two people are dead and one is in hospital in critical condition following a "serious crime" at the Upper Mission home that occurred at about 9 p.m. Two RCMP officers are keeping an eye on the home Friday morning, as police are in the early stages of the investigation.

Neighbours say the family who lives at the home have a young son and daughter, both believed to be under the age of 10. The family moved into the home about a year ago.

Const. Mike Della-Paolera says those involved in the incident were related to each other and there isn't believed to be any threat to the general public.

He notes the investigation is still in its very early stages, and police were working to secure a search warrant for the home earlier Friday.

A witness who was at the scene Thursday night took a video of paramedics performing chest compressions on a person in the home's front driveway. The witness says a woman was sitting on the front steps screaming, while officers kept a man on the lawn away from the driveway, where the CPR was being performed.

"They also were trying to keep him away from a young boy, approximately 10 years old, who was on the side of the house on the corner," the witness said.

Police have not said if any arrests have been made. Castanet will update this story as more information becomes available.


UPDATE 9:05 a.m.

Police in Kelowna say two people are dead and one is in critical condition after an incident at a home in the Upper Mission Thursday night.

Police were called to the home at the corner of Swan Drive and Trumpeter Road at about 9 p.m.

"When we arrived on scene we discovered two bodies and a third person in critical condition," says RCMP spokesperson Const. Mike Della-Paolera, who noted the victims were related to each other.

Castanet has received a video from an eyewitness which shows emergency crews performing compressions and CPR on a person in the driveway of an Upper Mission home.

RCMP say they do not believe there is any threat to the general public. They referred to the incident on Thursday night as a "serious crime."

Castanet has a reporter on the scene and we will update this story as more information becomes available.


UPDATE 11:25 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP have confirmed they are at the scene of a home in the Upper Mission investigating a “serious crime.”

Video sent to Castanet show paramedics doing chest compressions on a person in the driveway of a home on Swan Drive.

A nearby resident said they heard a woman screaming as emergency crews rushed to the scene.

Numerous police vehicles, ambulances and the fire department responded.

“RCMP are confirming there is no concern for the public’s safety,” said Const. Mike Della-Paolera.

“This investigation is in its early stages, and RCMP are also asking the public to stay away from the area.”

Police said no further information would be released tonight.


UPDATE 10:20 p.m.

The emergency crews in Upper Mission are in response to a police incident, says BCEHS.

BC Emergency Health Services confirms dispatch was contacted for an incident in the neighbourhood. But it is unable to share more details because it is a police incident.


ORIGINAL 9:52 p.m.

Reports show a police presence in the Upper Mission community in Kelowna on Thursday night.

Reader sent photos show multiple emergency vehicles on scene.

There's at least three ambulances and multiple police cars, the reason for emergency crews is not yet known.



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