An exchange of gunfire in Crawford Bay sends two men to hospital

Creston

2021-02-09 14:39 HNP

Dossier nº 2021-354

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

The Creston RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) has taken conduct of an investigation into a dispute that escalated to gunshots being fired late Monday night in Crawford Bay.

On February 8, 2021 minutes after 10 p.m., front line Creston RCMP officers responded to a residence in the area of Crawford Creek and Selkirk Road for reports of shots fired. Police believe that a group of individuals attended a property in that area and confronted an occupant inside the home. A dispute ensued and the confrontation quickly escalated to shots allegedly being fired into the home.

Investigators believe that an exchange of gunfire took place, as shots that appear to have originated from inside the house were also fired, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP in the Southeast District.

The occupant of the home, an adult man, sustained what police believe to be a non-life threatening injury, consistent with a gunshot.

Front line officers responded to the scene and arrested a group of individuals outside. One of those individuals, a man in his late 30s, was also found to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Both men were transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services for urgent medical care.

Police took steps to secure the scene overnight, which was then examined for physical evidence by forensic specialists with the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

GIS investigators believe that this incident was targeted and isolated in nature, as the individuals involved were known to one another, adds Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Creston RCMP at 250-428-9313.
 

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Cap. Jesse O'Donaghey

S.-off. conseiller de district (Relations avec les m├ędias)
District du Sud-Est
395, chemin Penno, bureau 170, Kelowna (C.-B.) V1X 7W5
Téléphone : 250-491-4317
Cellulaire : 250-869-9578
Télécopieur : 250-491-2381

Courriel : jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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