Man shot in the leg in Peachland, suspect still at large
(ADAM PROSKIW / iNFOnews.ca)
May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM
PEACHLAND – A man was shot in the leg on a rural property in Peachland Friday evening, and RCMP are looking from help from the public in finding the suspect.
A media release from Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of shots fired at around 6 p.m. May 19.
O’Donaghey says the suspect confronted the victim on a rural property in the Trepanier Road area and “verbally threatened” him. The suspect then shot the victim in the leg and fled toward the Coquihalla Connector with an undisclosed number of other people.
The victim was able to meet with police at a second location and he was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“The RCMP believe that this was not a random act and the public is not at risk,” O’Donaghey says.
The suspect is a Caucasian male in his late 20s or early 30s, large and muscular and around 6’2” tall. He has short, light-coloured hair with tattoos on his hands and he's wearing a red and grey track suit.
He was driving a black, newer Dodge or Toyota pickup with blacked out windows.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section at 250-768-2880. 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.
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