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The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been deployed to Merritt BC to take carriage of an investigation into the homicide death of a man early Thursday morning.

On October 15, 2020 shortly before 1 a.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the 2600-block of Granite Avenue. Front line officers responded to the area where they discovered an adult man in medical distress.

The victim, a Merritt man in his 20’s, was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services where he was later pronounced deceased.

"Merritt RCMP has secured a scene and major crime investigators will be in the Coutlee Avenue area as it continues its investigation into this incident," states S/Sgt. Scott Aschenbrenner, Unit Commander of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit. "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 any additional information is asked to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit information line at 1-877-987-8477.

 

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