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Charged for winter shooting

A man linked to a Jan. 6 2018 shooting in Vernon appeared in Vernon Law Courts by video link today.

Derek Ryan Baptiste is charged with unlawfully discharging of a firearm, aggravated assault and use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence.

On Jan. 11, a few days after the shooting, RCMP stated it had executed a search warrant at a home on Okanagan Indian Band territory, which was a result of its investigation into the shooting.

The shooting on Jan. 6 sent a 49-year-old woman to hospital with what police called life-threatening injuries. 

While police stated that the public wasn't at risk, the shooting still left the neighbourhood on edge. 

The 49-year old woman was eventually released from the hospital. 



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