Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fatal shooting in West Kelowna - Update



Global is reporting that a yong man who was a a web designer in his mid-to-late 20s was gunned down in a West Kelowna driveway across the street from his parents home around 8:15 p.m. last night. He was visiting them from Vancouver.

The victim had just pulled into his parent’s driveway and was driving a black GMC Yukon before the shooting occurred. A neighbour came out to find two bullet wholes visible in driver's side window and the victim's body slumped over in driver's seat

Update: The Kerameus Review is reporting that "Pennell owned a company called Traphouse Skateboards which was registered to the West Kelowna address on McTaggart Road that police were called to with a report of shots fired. He was found dead in a vehicle in the driveway. In a press release issued hours after the shooting Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey deemed the death a homicide and said that the victim lived a “high-risk lifestyle” and “was well known to police.”

"In fact, court records show Pennell faced a dozen separate drug trafficking charges and weapon-related charges in 2011. The Prince George Citizen wrote in 2013 that Pennell had been dealing drugs for about a year when he was arrested on charges stemming from that activity."

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    1. Evidently the victim was Joel Pennell who had a criminal record for drug trafficking.

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    1. Nothing new other than he had a record for selling drugs. I'm not sure who he sold for but I assume it was the Red and White. Especially since he had also sold drugs in PG which is exclusively Red and White:

      https://www.saobserver.net/news/west-kelowna-murder-victim-identified/

      https://globalnews.ca/news/3735959/slain-west-kelowna-man-was-target-of-previous-drive-by-shooting/

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  3. Hey Dennis I have been following this story since it happened Kim bolan has offered zero coverage. Any leads or Info would be appreciated :)

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    1. I can look into it. Do you have any leads?

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    2. I was childhood friends with Joel Pennell, he even went to several of my birthday parties. I can say for a fact he was dealing drugs by Grade 9, well before he was in college.

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