Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Men Killed in Separate Shootings in B.C.'S Interior Identified

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Men Killed in Separate Shootings in B.C.'S Interior Identified

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Two men killed in Kamloops shootings named

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Police have identified two men killed in separate shootings in Kamloops, B.C., and say the victims were targeted by organized criminals.

RCMP Insp. Steve McLeod says 31-year-old Cody Mathieu and 41-year-old Rex Gill were found suffering from gunshot wounds at different hotels.

McLeod says police also located a vehicle associated with the shootings Wednesday but it had been set on fire.

He says it's not yet known if the two incidents are linked but police will be working to crack down on gangs in the area and increase police presence around the city.

The shootings happened hours before unrelated violence in Kelowna, where a man was injured and the main entrance to that city's shopping centre had to be closed. …

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