Police investigate Tappen-area shooting

A liquor-fueled dispute ended with a man shooting his friend in the leg at a home in Tappen early Saturday morning.

  • Nov. 18, 2013 1:00 p.m.
Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating after a man was shot in the leg at a Tappen-area residence early Sunday morning.

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating after a man was shot in the leg at a Tappen-area residence early Sunday morning.

A liquor-fueled dispute ended with a man shooting his friend in the leg at a home in Tappen early Saturday morning.

At 1 a.m. Nov. 16, Salmon Arm RCMP were notified of an injured man at a residence on Bolton Road in Tappen.

When police arrived, they found a 39-year-old man shot in the lower leg by a 410 shotgun.

The resident of the home told police that he had shot the man and it was in self defence. He said he was being assaulted after a dispute between the so-called friends over alcohol.

RCMP say the wounded man is in stable condition but is not co-operating with police.

The resident of the home, who police say is cooperating with the police investigation, remains in custody while police investigate the events leading to the shooting.

No charges have been laid at this time.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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