Police in the North Okanagan investigate shooting incident in Enderby BC
Last evening shortly before 6:00PM Vernon / North Okanagan Detachment at Enderby responded to reports of shots fired at a residence on Kildonan Ave in Enderby BC.
The lone 47yr old male Enderby resident attended another Enderby residence armed with a hunting rifle. The male fired a single shot into a vehicle parked at the residence and was confronted by a female at that house, a verbal exchange between the two parties ensued and a second shot was fired. The female took refuge in her house and was not injured. The suspect immediately fled the scene in his pick up truck. The RCMP initiated an immediate search of the community including the use of RCMP Air services Helicopter & Police Dog Services, road blocks were being set up in the surrounding communities. Within a short period of time RCMP received information from the community as to the possible whereabouts of the suspect’s vehicle. RCMP also received information that he was willing to surrender himself to police and walk out onto the Enderby – Mable lake Rd. Without incident the suspect was taken into custody on the Enderby – Mable Lake Rd near Ashton Creek.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing with the assistance our forensic identification units and Police Dog Services. A 47 yr old Enderby male will be appearing in Salmon Arm Provincial Court later today charged with attempted murder and various firearms related charges.
The entire event unfolded in approximately 1.5 hours. RCMP is crediting their ability to quickly & successfully resolve this incident to the trust & cooperation from the community. This serves an excellent example of our integrated detachments ability to quickly mobilize large number police resources to adequately deal with serious incidents such as this.
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