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UPDATE: Police investigate shots fired at Vernon home

A police dog was used in this morning's RCMP investigation on Pottery Road.
April 14, 2016 - 9:38 AM

VERNON - Police are investigating after shots were fired at a home with three children and two adults inside.

Vernon RCMP received a report of shots being fired at a Pottery Road home about 1:30 a.m. today, April 14, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

“The examination of the scene confirmed that the house was struck by bullets. There were three children and two adults at the home at the time of the incident, however no one was hurt,” Moskaluk says.

Police blocked off a portion of the road while they conducted an investigation of the scene. Traffic to nearby Hillview Elementary School was temporarily affected.

RCMP investigators also examined the grounds and building of the elementary school and confirmed that there was no damage to the school property, Moskaluk says. A section of Pottery Road was closed off early Thursday to allow scene examination and was reopened shortly after 8 a.m.

“The investigation is ongoing with efforts being made to establish the motive for the particular house being targeted,” Moskaluk says.

The Vernon RCMP requests that anyone with information regarding this matter contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, for those wishing to remain anonymous to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police had a portion of Pottery Road blocked off the morning of April 14, 2016.
Police had a portion of Pottery Road blocked off the morning of April 14, 2016.

— This story was updated at 9:31 a.m. April 14, 2016 to include information from Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

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