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Suspects who shot Lake Country man during home invasion still at large

RCMP investigators were on Tyndall Road in Lake Country Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, looking into an apparent home invasion and shooting.
October 08, 2015 - 4:30 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – The suspects and the victims of a home invasion and shooting in Lake Country likely knew each other, say Kelowna RCMP.

Last Sunday night, Oct. 4, two men entered the home of a Lake Country couple just before midnight.

RCMP won’t say if anything was stolen but a media release sent Monday confirmed Bruce Konecsni was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

“In my service, home invasions aren’t random,” Cpl. Joe Duncan with the Kelowna RCMP says. "But the investigation is ongoing."

Duncan confirmed Monday during the home invasion Konecsni’s wife Victoria was tied up but left uninjured.

Why this happened to a couple, one neighbour called normal “mom and dad type people,” remains a mystery.

“People don’t just drive around and walk into (random) homes,” Duncan says. "That's not to say (the victims) did anything wrong, it's just unusual."

The couple bought the house in 1994 and have had no trouble with the law. Their neighbour, Jody Logan, was in her home directly across Tyndall Road when the alleged invasion and shooting took place.

"It must have been a pretty damn quiet gun," Logan says. "My dogs didn’t even hear anything and they go nuts. It’s so quiet you’d think you’d hear something like that."

Cpl. Duncan says the matter is still under investigation by the Southeast Division and that no arrests have been made.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call Cpl. Heather Swetnam at 250-212-5381 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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