UPDATE: RCMP arrest suspect in Kamloops shooting
RCMP are recommending numerous charges after arresting a man following a shooting incident Tuesday evening in Kamloops.
Police arrested the suspect Wednesday without incident at 11:20 a.m. a Valleyview area motel, supported by police dog services and air services.
The shooting incident that unfolded on Tuesday evening in Kamloops has landed a 34-year-old male suspect in police custody.
The RCMP was called at approximately 6:20 pm on Tuesday evening to a duplex residence on Bruner Ave in Kamloops, where a female in the basement suite had suffered a gunshot wound to her arm.
The shot had come through the ceiling from the upstairs suite.
The nature of the altercation between the two males is still under investigation, but police have determined that they are associates.
Kamloops police on lookout for shooting suspect
A woman was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after being hit with a stray bullet from an upstairs suite of a house Tuesday.
The incident, at 6:20 p.m., happened during a violent altercation between two men in the upstairs suite of a house in the 1700 block of Bruner Avenue.
A gun was discharged into the floor, striking the innocent 25-year-old woman in the arm by a bullet while she was sitting in the basement suite located directly below the shooting scene.
The woman was in the suite with her 32-year-old husband and five-year-old daughter at the time and taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non life threatening injury to her arm.
Police converged on the scene and went to the upstairs suite where they located a 34-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman.
The suspected male involved in the shooting remains at large.
The male is believed to be one of the two men involved in the initial altercation and the female is an acquaintance known to both men. Both the man and the young woman were brought to the Kamloops RCMP detachment for questioning in connection with the incident.
The details surrounding the argument remain unclear but the investigation to date suggests that both men were known to each other. The suspect believed to be associated to the firearm is well known to police and has a history of violence, property crime and drug related offences.
Currently, uniformed officers are guarding the shooting scene and investigators from the Major Crime Unit have been called in. Forensic Identification Specialists have also been notified.
Uniformed and plainclothes investigators are on alert for the suspect and surrounding detachments have been notified of this incident. He is described as being a stocky 34-year-old white male who is 6-feet tall, weighs 181 pounds withgreen eyes, brown hair and a prominent tattoo of the word “Quinn” on the right side of his neck. A
nyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP or Crimestoppers.