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UPDATE: RCMP investigating homicide, confirms 2 dead after Wednesday’s police incident

(UPDATE: March 30 @ 12:45 pm) - The Kelowna RCMP has cleared the scene of a homicide investigation in the 100 block of Adams Road near Reid’s Corner.

Police have been in the area since Wednesday afternoon after responding to a report of shots fired in which a subsequent blaze ensued, requiring the Kelowna Fire Department to attend the scene.

“Upon police entry into the business (Adventure Trucks), two deceased were located,” wrote Sgt. Laura Pollock.

“This is an isolated incident and no public are at risk.”

The Kelowna Serious Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation alongside the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of death.

“Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and quote file number # 2024-15930 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,” added Pollock.

Anonymous tips can also be left online at this link.

(Original story: March 30 @ 10:30 am) -Two men are dead after an alleged argument at a commercial business near Reid’s Corner this past Wednesday, says a family member.

In a social media post, Jacqueline Kofoed announced that her brother, Jeremy Kofoed, was involved in a fatal shooting at Adventure Trucks that saw a large police presence and the nearby highway shut down for hours earlier this week.

<who> Photo Credit: Jacqueline Kofoed/Facebook</who> Jeremy Kofoed

“This was the tragic result of an argument between Jeremy and a known acquaintance, that escalated to the point of violence,” wrote Kofoed.

“After Jeremy was shot, it appears the known acquaintance started a fire in the building then took his own life.”

On Wednesday, March 27, police responded to an unfolding incident in the 100 block of Adams Road.

As a result, Hwy 97 was closed in both directions between Sexsmith Road and Edwards Road as officers evacuated the surrounding area.

Numerous personnel attended the scene, including General Duty, Investigative Services, Police Dog Services and the South East District Emergency Response Team.

The Kelowna Fire Department was also on hand as a structure fire erupted at Adventure Trucks, with visible fire damage on the side of the building.

<who> Photo Credit: KelownaNow"Because this incident also included a structure fire in the location of interest, it will take some time before our officers can safely go in and continue the investigation,” wrote Cpl. Michael Gauthier in a statement on Wednesday.

Officers were at the scene the following day as the Serious Crime Unit took over the investigation while police remained tight-lipped on the details of the incident.

"The officers and investigators who are responsible for figuring out essentially what happened have not stepped foot in the building yet," Gauthier told NowMedia on Thursday.

"We're waiting for a search warrant to lawfully enter and start investigating and as well get eyes on what’s happened and as well as the fire department deeming the building safe."

KelownaNow has reached out to the RCMP for more details about the incident.

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