Cranbrook home invasion leads to shooting

Police say 35-year old man taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Cranbrook RCMP are reporting a home invasion which led to a shooting at a Cranbrook residence at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, February 4, 2016.

Cst. K. Forgeron reports that a 35 male was takent to East Kootenay Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Cranbrook RCMP were called to a residence between the 200 and 500 block of 20th Ave South for a report of a man having been shot,” Forgeron stated in a press release. “Reports indicated that four unknown males had forced their way into the residence, assaulted several occupants of the house and shot one person.  Cranbrook RCMP arrived at the house and located the resident who had been shot in the leg.”

““This is a stark reminder that this area is not immune to what some would consider “Big City” Crime,” said Cranbrook Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Hector Lee . “Indications are that this was targeted incident and the public is not considered to be at risk of being randomly attacked. The communities in the East Kootenays must remain vigilant by reporting suspicious activity to their local RCMP Detachments.”

Forgeron says RCMP are actively pursuing the case.

“We do have leads,” she said.

Anyone with information please contact the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be relayed via web or text based tips with details on canadiancrimestoppers.org