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Victim shot in home invasion

Update 3:25 p.m.:

The Kamloops Major Crime Unit and the Sicamous RCMP continue to investigate a home invasion that occurred in the Malakwa area, east of Sicamous BC.

Sicamous RCMP were called to a residence in the small community of Malakwa on February 12, 2014 at approximately 5pm.

RCMP were advised that three males entered the residence armed with weapons and a struggle ensued between the male suspects and the male home owner. During the altercation the home owner was shot in the shoulder. The males then fled the area before police arrived on scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for the non life threatening injury.

Kamloops Major Crime members along with the Regional General Investigation Unit, continue to investigate this crime and are trying to determine the motive for this violent act. Three children and an adult female were also inside the residence at the time of the incident and witnessed the event.

"It is extremely fortunate that no one else was injured or killed in this violent home invasion," says Sicamous Detachment Commander, Sgt. Dave Dubnyk.

"The family is cooperating with police and investigators are attempting to identify the three male suspects who were not known to the family."

The RCMP is asking anyone who may have any information regarding this crime to please contact the Sicamous RCMP Detachment at (250) 836-2878. If you would like to remain anonymous please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

One man was injured during a home invasion in Malakwa late Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP say they were called to a report of a home invasion at approximately 5 p.m. at a residence east of Sicamous. it appears to have been a targeted home invasion.

Three males entered the residence with weapons and a struggle ensued between the suspects and the male home owner.

During the altercation the home owner was injured.

The males then fled the area before police arrived on scene.

This investigation is still in the early stages as police continue to speak with the victim and witnesses to determine what occurred at the residence.

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