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Bullet hits West Kelowna house with family, baby inside

February 25, 2016 - 10:36 AM

WEST KELOWNA - A bullet fired in a West Kelowna neighbourhood Wednesday night went through the window of a home with a baby inside.

Just before 7 p.m. yesterday, Feb. 24, West Kelowna RCMP received multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Applegreen Court and Ross Road. Officers attending the scene found evidence of a firearm which had been discharged.

Witnesses told police they heard an argument between several people on the road and saw a pick-up truck flee the area southbound on Ross Road at a high rate of speed. 

Const.. Jesse O’Donaghey says investigators determined one of the bullets had smashed through the window of a nearby residence.

“A family of three, including an infant, were home at the time of the shooting. Thankfully they were in an adjacent room and were not injured as a result of this careless act,” he says in a release.

The Kelowna RCMP Forensic Section performed a detailed examination of the scene and a police services dog was brought in.

The release does not say if any arrests were made or if residents should be concerned for their safety.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Raygan Ennis of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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