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Guilty plea in Lake Country shooting
A Lake Country man accused of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shooting haspleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Kenneth Brian Ralston, who is in his early 60s, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to aggravated assault and using a firearm in the commission of an offence.
He was arrested on March 3, 2011, after police say they found a person bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to his right leg at a home in the 10,000-block of Highway 97.
The victim, 44, was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.
Police say they were alerted to the incident after receiving a call from another home in the area.
At the time of the shooting, police say the victim and Ralston lived together in the same house, but did not disclose a motive for the incident.
A pre-sentence report was ordered following Ralston’s guilty plea. A sentencing date is expected to be set in December.