North Okanagan homeowner shot in rural break and enter

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FALKLAND - A man was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg after a break and enter at his rural property turned violent, police say.

The man returned to his rural Falkland property just before 3 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 14 when the altercation occurred, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a release.

"Investigators learned that the homeowner returned from town to find suspects had entered his residence," she says. "The suspects were chased from the property, however not before the incident turned violent, with one suspect allegedly shooting the homeowner in the leg."

Police have not updated his condition. Brett says the property is home to a licensed marijuana operation and appears to have been targetted. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.


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