By CARMEN WELD
A man charged in a brazen West Kelowna shooting last week has been named by RCMP.
Tyrone Reynolds McGee, 29, of West Kelowna was taken into custody after a man was shot outside a car wash on Hudson Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 2.
Castanet learned last week that a man on a bike had shot at a driver several times, prompting the driver to retaliate by crashing into him.
Kelowna RCMP Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said a man on a bike fired multiple rounds into the vehicle, causing serious injuries to the driver. The driver then struck the gunman with his vehicle.
“The suspect was located by officers, along with police service dog Ice, hiding in the immediate area and suffering from injuries believed to be non-life threatening in nature,” said O’Donaghey last week.
The RCMP eased community fears, telling the media they believed it was a targeted incident and not a random attack.
“McGee has initially been charged with several firearms related offences,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said Monday.
“McGee has been remanded into police custody and faces further potential charges related to this incident.”
The shooting victim, a 48-year-old Kelowna man, continues to recover from his injuries.