RCMP investigate a fatal shooting in Merritt

Merritt RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the 2600-block of Granite Avenue on October 15th at approximately 1:00am.

Police arrived to find a man in his 20’s in medical distress. The victim was rushed to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services where he was pronounced deceased.

Sgt. Scott Aschenbrenner, Unit Commander of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit said “Although the investigation is in its infancy, this occurrence appears to be targeted in nature, and police do not believe there is any further risk to public safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit information line at 1-877-987-8477.

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