UPDATE – Neighbour identifies Kelowna murder victim
UPDATE – A neighbour tells Global News the victim is Amardeep Singh Ahluwalia and that he had been tied up with zap straps before being killed.
The neighbour also says the victim’s girlfriend, a nurse at the Kelowna hospital, was similarly restrained but not hurt.
She escaped from the house and ran next door for assistance.
The unconfirmed reports indicate the dead man was found face down in the bloodied kitchen and the home had been invaded and ransacked.
Ahluwalia apparently moved to Kelowna from Surrey about five years ago.
Another neighbour says he had recently purchased another property in Kelowna and was in the process of moving there.
“He’s a very nice, friendly guy,” says Elsie, who wouldn’t provide her last name. “It hurts me to know he was murdered.”
Elsie says the victim wasn’t employed and may have been on disability.
He often worked on various, used vehicles.
KELOWNA — Kelowna RCMP are investigating another homicide.
Police tape surrounds a home on Feedham Avenue in the Black Mountain area following the discovery of the body of a 47-year-old man inside.
RCMP say they’re treating the death as a homicide but add that it was a targeted incident and there’s no danger to the public.
Police are not releasing the victim’s identity or cause of death at this time.
A tip line has been set up in relations to the incident. The number is 250-762-3300.
The incident marks Kelowna’s second homicide of the year. Last week, police charged a 62-year-old Kelowna man with second degree murder following the discovery of a man’s body inside a Bernard Avenue home.