UPDATE: Man shot during targeted home invasion in Malakwa

Police continue to investigate violent altercation, ask public for assistance.

A Malakwa resident was taken to hospital after being shot in the shoulder during a home invasion.

RCMP spokesperson, Const. Leslie Smith says police continue to investigate what they’re calling a targeted home invasion at a Malakwa residence on Feb. 12.

Smith says the incident was reported to police at approximately 5 p.m. Officers were told three men had entered the residence armed with weapons and a struggle ensued between the suspects and the male homeowner.

Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Dave Dubnyk said the victim told police he stabbed one of the suspects before being shot in the shoulder during the altercation. The victim also says one of the suspects pointed a gun at his head, but police have not been able to confirm this or the stabbing.

All three suspects then fled the area before police arrived.

Three children and an adult female were also inside the residence at the time of the incident and witnessed the altercation.

“It is extremely fortunate that no one else was injured or killed in this violent home invasion,” said Dubnyk. “The family is co-operating with police and investigators are attempting to identify the three male suspects who were not known to the family.”

The victim was transported by helicopter to hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury. Dubnyk says he’s expected to make a full recovery.

Officers from the Kamloops RCMP’s Major Crime Unit, along with members of the Regional General Investigation Unit, were part of the investigation to determine the motivation behind the home invasion. Dubnyk says investigators are considering the possibility it was a case of mistaken identity, noting there are several medical marijuana grows in the area. He added nothing has been found on the property to indicate any illegal activity taking place.

Police are asking anyone who might have any information that could assist with this investigation to contact the Sicamous RCMP detachment at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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