Castlegar man suffers gunshot wound


2021-05-30 15:02 PDT

File # 2021-1856

On May 30, 2021 at 2:43 a.m., a 54-year-old Castlegar man attended the Castlegar RCMP detachment reporting an unknown suspect had entered his living unit and shot him once with a handgun.

The victim had a gunshot would to his abdomen and was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC where he was later released after receiving treatment for his injury.

Castlegar RCMP attended to the residence located in the 700-block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar, BC where evidence was located that supported the victim had been shot while in his dwelling unit of the residence.

Castlegar RCMP is continuing to investigate the shooting. Currently the victim is not cooperative with police and at this time the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence and is believed to be either a targeted attack or an accidental shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

Released by:
Sgt. Monty Taylor
Detachment Commander
Castlegar RCMP

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