Two people in hospital after shooting in Kamloops, B.C.
Royal Inland Hospital under restricted access for security reasons
Two people have been hospitalized after a reported shooting in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood of Kamloops, B.C.
B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson Shannon Miller said paramedics received a call about a shooting just before 4 p.m. PT on Friday. According to Miller, paramedics transported one person in serious condition and one person in critical condition to hospital.
According to Kamloops RCMP, the incident happened in the 1900 block of Tranquille Road in city located about 250 kilometres northeast of Vancouver.
Karl Hardt, spokesperson for the Interior Health Authority, said Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops is currently under restricted access. Hardt said extra security measures are in place Friday evening at the hospital, but services are still open to the public.
Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie did not confirm whether the shooting is related to the armed robbery and kidnapping of a woman in Kamloops earlier this week.
- A previous version of this story said Kamloops is 350 km north of Vancouver. In fact, it's 250 northeast of Vancouver.Feb 16, 2019 3:29 PM PT