Loaded man had loaded gun
A 68-year-old Salmon Arm man is in custody after firing a weapon through the floor of his home.
Salmon Arm RCMP say they were called to the home on 52 Avenue NW about 11 a.m. Saturday for what was called a firearm incident.
The man, intoxicated at the time, loaded a long barrel rifle and shot a round through the floor of his home.
A family member was downstairs at the time, however, there were no injuries reported.
"Prior to police arrival the male drove away from the residence towards the wooded area of the Big R Reservoir," says Staff Sgt, Kevin Keane.
"As the male remained armed and intoxicated, police employed the RCMP helicopter and Dog Master to assist in the search."
Keane says the man was found and taken into custody without further incident.
He remains in custody. Police have recommended charges.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Medical issue sends SUV into creekKelowna - 3:55 pm
- Charged with manslaughterVernon / N. Okanagan - 9:00 am
- Jail time for high speed crashKelowna - 10:30 am
- Mysterious package at cop shopPenticton / S. Okanagan - 12:00 pm