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Shot in the back camping
A woman is recovering in hospital after being accidentally shot in the back while camping this weekend.
Salmon Arm RCMP say that on Saturday June 21 at approximately 9:10 p.m. they responded to a call for assistance related to an accidental shooting on Mt. Ida.
RCMP struggled to get to the scene that is only accessible by 4x4 or ATV.
“When police arrived at the scene they located a 20-year-old woman suffering from a bullet wound to the back,” said Sgt. Carlos Tettolowski.
Police assisted in transporting the victim to a location where she could be transferred into the care of BC Ambulance. She was then transported to Kelowna Hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in stable condition.
Police are currently investigating the discharge of the firearm to determine the circumstances of the incident, but are calling it accidental.
The individuals involved are known to each other and were camping together at that time.
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