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RCMP comment on police activity at North Okanagan home

A police cruiser guards the home on Willow Shore Crescent Jan. 10, 2018.
January 30, 2018 - 8:25 AM

VERNON - Three weeks later, authorities are explaining why they had a home on the Okanagan Indian Band reserve under police guard.

The home on Willow Shore Road was monitored by police for a couple days in early January, but police are only now saying why. According to a media release from the Vernon RCMP, the home was connected to an alleged shooting that happened Jan. 6 at an apartment in Vernon.

The shooting left a 49-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries, however police now report that she is recovering and has been released from hospital. The shooting happened at a residence in the 3700 block of 24 Avenue.

RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a media release that on Jan. 11, the shooting investigation moved to a residence on Willow Shore Crescent where a search warrant was executed.

“Further details in regards to the search are not being released at this time,” Brett says in the release.

No charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing, Brett says.

No further details have been released about the shooting, however police previously said it was not believed to be random.

Investigators are seeking any information in relation to this incident and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. You may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online. 

Damage at an apartment unit in the 3700 block of 24 Avenue, where a shooting is alleged to have occurred on Jan. 6, 2018.
Damage at an apartment unit in the 3700 block of 24 Avenue, where a shooting is alleged to have occurred on Jan. 6, 2018.

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