Police continue investigation into Peachland shooting

(The victim) was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

  • Thu May 26th, 2016 10:00am
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Police continue their investigation into a shooting incident Thursday evening in Peachland.

On May 19 at 6 p.m., the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the Trepanier Road area.

“The investigation has revealed that the victim was confronted by the suspect on a rural property in the area and verbally threatened then shot in a lower limb,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“The suspect and his associates fled the area toward the Coquihalla Connector. “

The victim departed the scene and met with police at another location. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

The West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) has assumed conduct of the ongoing investigation. The RCMP believe that this was not a random act and the public is not at risk.

The suspect has been described to police as:

·         Caucasian male;

·         Late 20s early 30s;

·         Large in stature;

·         Muscular;

·         Approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall;

·         Short light coloured hair;

·         With tattoos on his hands;

·         Wearing a red and grey track suit;

The suspect vehicle is described as a black newer Dodge or Toyota pickup truck with blacked out windows.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.