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

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

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 the Village Green Hotel to find a man with gunshot wounds, and he died a short time later.

Brett said it’s believed the break-in and fatal shooting may be related.

“Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers have currently secured and are investigating multiple crime scenes and believe that the two incidents may be related at this time,” she said.

One man is in custody, but there’s no word on how that person may be connected to the attacks.

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