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RCMP arrest suspect in targeted shooting in Hedley

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October 25, 2019 - 2:45 PM

A 35-year-old Hedley man has been arrested after allegedly firing multiple shots at a home that had five people inside. 

Princeton RCMP received a report Oct. 25 around 2 a.m., of shots being fired outside a residence located in the 900-block of Daly Avenue in Hedley. Front line officers from Keremeos, and as far away as Penticton responded alongside Police Dog Services to the scene to support the Princeton RCMP.

Police indicate that numerous rounds of ammunition were fired at the home from a nearby location, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP Southeast District, in a press release.

"Four adults and a small child were inside the home at the time. Miraculously no one was injured," he said.

Police established an identity for their shooting suspect, who was taken into police custody without further incident at a secondary location.

Investigators of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment (PSOSRD) General Investigation Section (GIS) have assumed conduct of the ongoing criminal investigation and are being supported by forensic specialists.

The suspect, a 35-year-old Hedley man, remains in police custody at this time and faces potential charges.

RCMP believe that the incident was a targeted attack, O’Donaghey said.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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