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Victim in fatal shooting near Oliver, B.C., identified

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RCMP continue to investigate a fatal shooting near Oliver on Saturday night. It took place at a home on the Osoyoos Indian Band lands. Travis Lowe reports. – Jun 15, 2020

The man who was killed in a shooting near Oliver, B.C., on the weekend has been identified as Noah Zakall.

RCMP said they responded to the 6000-block of Sandpoint Drive around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a shooting at a home.

“It was actually my kids who heard the two gunshots, and then right after that, a scream,” neighbour Candace Baptiste said.

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Her teenagers woke her up a few minutes after midnight early Sunday morning, she said.

“Information indicates so far that this incident was not random in nature,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said, adding that RCMP believe the shooting was targeted.

“Therefore, we do not believe that the public is at any risk.”

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RCMP have not confirmed the name of the victim, but a family member confirmed Zakall’s identity to Global News.

Baptiste believes Zakall had been living at the house where the shooting happened.

She also alleges that drug activity at the house was common.

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On Monday, the RCMP’s forensic services unit was still investigating the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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