(Trail Times file photo)

Trail RCMP looking for tips after shots fired at car

RCMP is seeking potential witnesses to a shooting incident that unfolded early Friday morning

Police are looking for tips into a shooting that occurred in West Trail early Friday.

The call of a shot fired at a passenger vehicle came into the Trail and Greater District RCMP just before 5 a.m. on May 1.

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich says the incident happened in the 1900 block of Oak Street, and that at least one shot was fired toward a black Ford Escort.

Two occupants were in the car at the time, though neither was hurt.

“Miraculously neither of the vehicle’s occupants were injured during this seemingly careless act,” Wicentowich stated in a May 5 news brief.

“Our investigators have reason to believe that all the individuals involved were known to each other, therefore the incident was isolated and not random in nature.”

Of note, however, is that Trail RCMP frontline officers did locate and detain a suspect on the Victoria Street Bridge early Sunday.

Wicentowich says a sawed-off rifle was seized from a Trail man of no fixed address.

The man was later released without charge, pending further investigation.

“The 34-year-old male was not involved in the original incident and is of no danger to the public,” Wicentowich told the Trail Times.

“He was released at this time as the RCMP continue to investigate the incident. The RCMP will forward charge recommendations depending on the outcome of the investigation.”

In an effort to advance the still ongoing criminal investigation into the shots fired on Friday, the RCMP is asking witnesses, or anyone with any information regarding this incident to immediately come forward.

“No piece of information is too small,” said Wicentowich.

Witnesses to the alleged shooting who have not yet spoken to police, are urged to call the RCMP General Investigation Section at 250-364-2566.

Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

City of TrailCrimeRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mercer Celgar announces 30 days of downtime at Castlegar mill in July

Sawlog stumpage charges on pulpwood and complex stumpage rules some reasons for downtime

Evacuation orders for Duhamel, Salmo-Ymir and Crawford Creek rescinded

RDCK warns public that streams are still dangerous

UPDATE: Flooding prompts evacuation order for part of Broadwater Road in Robson

Evacuation area expanded to include 3966-4019 Broadwater Road

Portion of Broadwater Road in Robson closed due to flooding

Glade Ferry is also experiencing delays due to debris

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson says he’s heard no concerns from public

Most Read