Two youths arrested by Sicamous RCMP after woman allegedly shot with pellet gun

Two youths arrested by Sicamous RCMP after woman allegedly shot with pellet gun

Police recommending charges including reckless discharge of firearm, assault with a weapon

The Sicamous RCMP arrested two teenagers after a woman reported being shot in the head with a pellet gun.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, shortly after noon, Sicamous RCMP were notified that a 32-year-old woman had been hit in the back of the head with a pellet as she was shovelling snow at her Hillier Road home.

The victim told police she witnessed two youth going into a nearby home after she’d been hit by the pellet.

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Police arrested two youth, ages 14 and 15, and are recommending charges of assault with a weapon, reckless discharge of a firearm and mischief. Both youth are Sicamous residents. Police also located and seized a pellet rifle.

It is believed a pellet also broke a window of a vehicle parked near where the victim was shovelling.

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The youth were released to their guardians on a promise to appear for a Feb. 4, 2020 court date. Sgt. Murray McNeil said the charges haven’t been formally submitted to Crown counsel yet, but they will be in the near future.



jim.elliot@saobserver.net

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