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UPDATE: Boy wounded in Vernon shooting

May 09, 2016 - 2:59 PM

VERNON – A boy was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound after a shooting in Vernon’s Mission Hill neighbourhood on the weekend.

RCMP say officers were called to a report of shots fire in the 1500-block of 33 Street at 12:25 a.m., May 8, and found a male youth had received a gunshot injury.

“One male youth received a non-life threatening injury,” Sgt. Mike Moyer says in a media release. “Investigators believe this was a targeted incident, and the matter remains under investigation.”

RCMP aren’t saying how the boy was injured, how many shots were fired, whether the shots happened inside a home or outside, if the gunshots hit anything or if the shooting is related to gunfire in the same part of town a few weeks ago.

Calls to the Vernon RCMP were not been returned.

A man who lives near Jim’s Place Pizza tells iNFOnews.ca he heard the gunshots. The man, who does not want to be identified, says police knocked on his door at 3 a.m. to ask questions about the alleged shooting, adding RCMP investigators were still on the scene this morning.

Vernon RCMP were on the scene of a shooting in the 3400-block of Okanagan Avenue on April 21. No one was hurt and no property was damaged. RCMP have yet to release any additional information about that shooting.

— This story was updated at 1:29 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2016 to add information from a RCMP media release.

— This story was updated at 2:56 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2016 to add information from a RCMP media release.


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