Mounties probe shooting of man
One man is in police custody while another was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound after Mounties found the wounded man during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
At about 9:30 p.m., police pulled over a 2003 Ford F-350, which was travelling erratically and heading east on Columbia Street in the area near Pemberton Terrace.
Police spoke to the 28-year-old Kamloops man driver, who said he was taking his 31-year-old passenger to Royal Inland Hospital with an apparent stab wound.
The driver — who was held due to signs of drug impairment — said he was using a friend’s vehicle to transport his wounded passenger.
Paramedics were then called to the scene, along with other Kamloops Mounties.
Examination of the wounded man showed he had been shot, not stabbed, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.
Police searched the truck and found a loaded small-calibre handgun on the floor of the cab.
The vehicle was seized, brought to the RCMP detachment and is undergoing a forensic examination.
The driver was also taken hospital for facial injuries and is now in custody at the Kamloops RCMP detachment, pending continuing investigation.
Police say the driver and passenger have refused to co-operate with investigators regarding the gunshot wound and the gun.
The major-crimes section of the Kamloops RCMP has taken over this case.