Reports of a shooting at Orchard Park mall at 6 p.m. Wednesday turned out to be greatly exaggerated.
Calls flooded in to The Daily Courier's newsroom as the news spread by word-of-mouth and through social media. But several circles around the mall showed no RCMP cruisers, no yellow tape, no one crouched behind an unmarked RCMP vehicle with gun drawn.
An RCMP member on patrol explained: "There was misinformation passed on in regard to another call on ambulance radio. There was no shooting in Kelowna. No shots fired whatsoever. Nothing like that."