Sawed off shotgun seized in Kelowna


Police have seized a duffle bag containing a sawed off shotgun in Kelowna.

The bag and its contents were found in an alley near the 1400 block of Lawrence Avenue on Thursday. A nearby resident discovered the bag and subsequently called police.

Kelowna RCMP then searched the bag, seizing the loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items.

“The seized firearm has been sent to our Forensic Laboratory for further analysis in an effort to identify a possible suspect and determine whether or not the firearm is related to a criminal offence.” said Cst. Lesley Smith.

Police are asking anyone who may have information pertaining to this found property or can identify a possible suspect associated to the dark shoulder bag and its contents, to contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300.