Alberta police to probe B.C. resort shooting
Published Friday, November 26, 2010 11:05AM PST
Alberta police have been sent to B.C.'s Interior to investigate a police-involved shooting at a ski resort near Kamloops.
Two Kamloops RCMP members shot and injured a man at a residence in the Sun Peaks resort around 5 p.m. Thursday.
The members were responding to a complaint of someone uttering threats when they say the man pulled out a gun.
Police say the officers opened fire after the 33-year-old pointed the weapon at them. The gun was recovered at the scene.
Officers shot at the man several times, with at least one bullet striking his arm. He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Lethbridge Regional Police Service has been assigned to head the investigation.
Spokesperson Kristen Harding told ctvbc.ca three investigators from its Major Crimes team and one forensic investigator were expected to arrive at the resort Friday afternoon.
Harding said the probe, an "impartial investigation," will focus on determining whether there is any criminality involved in the incident.
Police are not expected to provide any media updates while the investigation is ongoing.