Separate violent attacks in Vernon, B.C., leave one dead, one injured

VERNON, B.C. — One man is dead and another has suffered non-life-threatening injuries in separate violent attacks near Vernon, B.C.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the first incident occurred just before 1 a.m. when shots were fired during a targeted break-in in Lavington, about 15 kilometres east of the city.

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RCMP Const. Kelly Brett says in a news release that one person in the home was injured.

About half an hour later, officers were called to a hotel to find a man with gunshot wounds, and he died a short time later.

Brett says multiple crime scenes are involved and it's believed the break-in and fatal shooting may be related.

One man is in custody but there's no word how that person may be connected to the attacks, although Brett says a news conference will be held later.

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