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Threatened to kill kids

Alanna Kelly

A stranger allegedly uttered death threats to a grandmother and her grandchildren while at City Park last Tuesday.

Shelley Hein took her 11 and nine-year-old grandsons to have a fun evening in the park, but it turned horribly wrong.

“All of a sudden this boy says to my grandson that he was going to kill him and he was going to shoot him in the head with a .22 gun,” she told Castanet.

The boy, who looked to be about 16 years old, was with a group of teenagers sitting at a nearby picnic table.

Hein walked directly over to the table and confronted the group, asking which one of them threatened to kill her grandson.

“One of the girls twitched her head over to a boy,” she said.

When she confronted the male he uttered death threats at her and bolted out of City Park.

Hein contacted RCMP to report the incident and said her two grandsons are extremely distraught about the entire incident.

RCMP said they immediately patrolled the area, but were unable to locate the individual.

“Police have learned that when confronted by an adult, the youth continued to utter threats of harm towards the woman,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Hein said numerous people witnessed the incident.

“He threatened to have me killed and that he was going to come back and find my kids and kill them,” she said.

After reading a story on Castanet about a man allegedly touching himself, while watching a young girl exit Okanagan Lake, Hein decided to reach out about what her family experienced at the park.

“This B.S. at this park has to stop… my kids didn’t do anything and then they are being threatened to be killed,” she said.

RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and described the man as 5'10" and slender, with curly dark hair and green eyes. He was wearing black Adidas pants and a black-and-grey hoodie.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact RCMP at 250-762-3300.



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