Bullet-riddled SUV

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.

The Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate a shooting they believe occurred near Sexsmith Road Tuesday night, but have not yet released any information about a possible suspect.

A man in his 20s arrived at Kelowna General Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds Tuesday night at 6 p.m., leaving his bullet-riddled Jeep Cherokee in the drop-off area of the emergency ward.

Police believe the shooting took place in the area near Sexsmith Road and Pinto Road, before the man arrived at the hospital.

They have yet to release any information about the extent of the victim's injuries or any possible suspects.

The victim's SUV was towed from the hospital at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed closely by a police escort. 

Police believe the shooting was not random, and says the public is not in danger. 

The Kelowna RCMP has asked that anyone who may have heard anything suspicious in the area of Sexsmith Road and Pinto Road to call them at 250-762-330..

UPDATE 10:12 P.M.

Kelowna RCMP say residents have nothing to fear after a man was shot in an SUV Tuesday.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said the investigation into the shooting is in the early stages, but “preliminary information suggests that this was not a random attack. Police do not believe that the public is in any risk."

At around 6 p.m., a man went to the Kelowna General Hospital emergency room with gunshot wounds.

O'Donaghey said RCMP attended the hospital and located a vehicle in the drop off area believed to be associated to the victim with visible damage consistent with being involved in a shooting.

The victim, a man in his 20s, remains in hospital, where he is receiving treatment for injuries of an undisclosed nature. 

Kelowna RCMP have identified and secured a second location in the general area of Sexsmith and Pinto roads, which they believe to be related to the shooting.

Police are asking anyone who may have heard anything suspicious Tuesday evening in the area of Sexsmith and Pinto roads, or may have any information at all, to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

UPDATE 8:57 P.M.

Castanet has been told staff at Kelowna General Hospital were told of a potential lock down at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The person who works at KGH and asked to remain anonymous, said at 7:05 p.m. a security guard was stationed at the front doors of the emergency department and all of the blinds were closed on the windows of the waiting room.

The witness saw four police cars with their lights going surrounding the taped off SUV.

The security guard was not preventing people from leaving the hospital.

UPDATE 8:32 P.M.

A shot up SUV that was parked in front of Kelowna General Hospital has now been towed.

The vehicle was loaded onto a flatbed tow truck and removed from the area with a RCMP escort.

One officer was seen walking into the emergency department of the hospital.

Kelowna RCMP are saying little about a bullet-riddled SUV that was in front of the Kelowna General Hospital Tuesday evening.

Five bullet holes were seen in the driver's side of the white Grand Cherokee.

Castanet will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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- with files from Nicholas Johansen

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