17 year-old female with gun shot wound found near Grand Forks

Media Release from Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP

  • Sep. 24, 2012 8:00 a.m.

On Saturday September 22, at approximately 12:10 a.m., RCMP received a report of a 17 year old female suffering from a gun shot wound.  She was lying on the roadway at Canning Rd. (Grand Forks, B.C.)   The area where the young woman was found is a rural road with sparse population just off Highway # 3 and west of Grand Forks.  The victim had called 911 on her cell phone requesting an ambulance.

The victim was conscious upon police and ambulance attendance.  She was taken to Boundary Regional Hospital where it was learned that victim had sustained severe wounds requiring surgery.  She was stabilized and transported to Kelowna General Hospital for immediate surgery.  She is now reported in stable condition, following surgery.

Police investigation has determined that the shooting did not take place at the scene where the victim was located.

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in this investigation.  Anyone with knowledge of this incident is asked to contact Boundary Regional RCMP at 250-442-8288 or CRIME STOPPERS