October 05, 2015 - 4:55 PM
LAKE COUNTRY – Some residents of Tyndall Road are understandably on edge after one of their neighbours was shot during an alleged home invasion Sunday night.
“You can hear a pin drop here at night,” says Jody Logan, who lives across the street and was home at the time. "You kind of feel a bit sketchy after hearing it’s a home invasion."
There isn’t anything particularly special about the house at 10865 Tyndall Road. It’s two storeys and ringed by ten-foot cedars, well-maintained but in no way ostentatious.
According to RCMP, two unknown men invaded the home of Bruce and Victoria Konecsni shortly before midnight. Victoria, 61, was allegedly tied up and her husband was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Police won’t comment on how he came to be shot or what was stolen but police spokesperon Cpl. Joe Duncan says Victoria told police "she heard a bang right before she found him."
"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."
Bruce and Victoria, who own a successful water conditioning company that recently went up for sale, bought the home in 1994.
Long stretches of Tyndall Road are bordered by nothing but forest until it comes upon a cluster of homes within a few hundred metres of the one targeted Sunday night. It's an odd choice for a random home invasion; among 16 homes in the area — some that look pricy and others more modest — they chose one regular-looking house that offers little privacy.
That’s why Logan is so surprised she didn’t hear anything.
"I don't know why anyone would target that one house," Logan says. “They seem like the normal mom and dad kind of people.”
Police tape surrounded the house Monday morning and two RCMP cruisers were parked in the driveway until around noon.
“There was a lot of (police) activity here,” Logan says. “It was very busy.”
Logan says the news has left her feeling less safe in what she thought was a quiet, normal neighbourhood.
“You don’t expect that here,” she says. “We’ve had a lot of vehicle break-ins around here lately but nothing like this.”
Four other neighbours refused to speak about the incident saying police told them not to. Cpl. Joe Duncan says Bruce Konecsni is in stable condition but still in hospital.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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