Lake Country home invasion not random, say Mounties

A home invasion and shooting that rattled a Lake Country neighbourhood Sunday night shouldn't cause community concern, say the Mounties.

A home invasion and shooting that rattled a Lake Country neighbourhood Sunday night shouldn’t cause community concern, say the Mounties.

“Home invasions are rarely random. From what I’ve read in this file the (alleged perpetrator) knew who these people were and there was some connection along the way, but (the victims) don’t know who it is,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan, media spokesperson.

“The general public isn’t at any risk.”

As for the victims, a 61-year-old woman who was tied up during the invasion and the 65-year-old man who sustained a bullet wound in the incident, Cpl. Duncan indicated they were being cared for.

The man had surgery at Kelowna General Hospital and is healing from an injury to his buttocks.

Meanwhile the investigation is ongoing, although the file will likely be transferred out of the hands of Kelowna Mounties and  given to the Southeast district.

The Tyndall Road incident was reported to Lake Country RCMP at  11:33 p.m. Oct. 4.

A victim indicated that two masked men entered a home with a gun, tied up a woman resident and injured a man.

An RCMP police dog and forensic identification officers were also called to the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Anonymous tips can also be reported by by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.