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UPDATE: Police confirm man shot at Ramada Hotel, search for suspect continues

RCMP are responding to 2100 Harvey Avenue

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.

Residents around Skeena Drive on Dilworth Mountain said they’ve seen police cruisers driving around the area, but have not seen the suspect’s vehicle as described by hotel guest Cindy Price earlier this morning.

Construction workers in the area confirmed with Black Press Media that they also saw two police cruisers in the area, seemingly looking for the getaway vehicle.

A police helicopter was flying low in the Dilworth Mountain area earlier.

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UPDATE: 12:38 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP has confirmed a man was shot at the Ramada Hotel this morning.

The man is now being treated for his injuries, which the police said are believed to be minor.

“Officers remain on scene conducting neighbourhood canvassing, speaking with witnesses, and gathering physical evidence,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said.

“The investigation is still in its early stages and officers will be in the area for an undetermined period of time.”

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UPDATE: 11:56 a.m.

The Ramada Hotel is no longer allowing guests into the building; however they are able to leave. Smitty’s restaurant remains open, but Mickey’s Pub is closed.

Guest Cindy Price said she heard what sounded like one gun shot ring out just before 11 a.m., Wednesday.

She then heard four more shots, but did not see anyone around. Following the sound of gun shots she saw an older black vehicle tear out of the back parking lot of the hotel onto Enterprise Way.

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UPDATE: 11:32 a.m.

The Ramada Hotel remains open to guests as police are on scene investigating a report of shots fired.

According to a hotel employee none of the staff are injured and everyone is safe. Sections of the hotel are blocked off to guests.

Access to the hotel via Enterprise Way is blocked by police. Mickey’s Pub is currently closed.

BC Ambulance has left the Ramada.

RCMP is reporting that the scene is still active.

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An ambulance and three police cruisers are on scene of the Ramada Inn and Suites following a report of shots fired.

RCMP responding to the hotel located at 2100 Harvey Avenue about 10:45 a.m.

According to someone staying at the hotel, shots were reportedly fired in the courtyard of the Ramada.

Traffic is being allowed out of the courtyard but not into the area.

Patrons of Smitty’s restaurant located at the hotel remain calm and eating on the patio, said one witness.

RCMP is responding to a report of shots fired at a hotel located at 2100 Harvey Avenue.

The public is being asked to stay away from the area.

Police anticipate more information will be available soon.

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