Police respond to reports of shooting

Police dealt with two shooting complaints on the weekend which they believe were both false.

  • Jul. 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Police dealt with two shooting complaints on the weekend which they believe were both false.

According to Staff Sgt. Del Byron the first report came in Saturday evening, July 11, at about 9:26 p.m. where a man said he was shot at as he walked along Highway 97 near the Welcome to Williams Lake sign.

“We investigated but we don’t believe this happened, for various reasons,” Byron said.

The second complaint turned out to be a diversion call, used to divert police attention away from the downtown area while suspects broke into a local pharmacy.

Byron said the diversion call came in at 11:27 a.m. Sunday with a person reporting a man was headed to the local gaming centre with a gun.

At about 1:23 p.m. the same day the pharmacy of Kornak and Hamm was broken into.

Police apprehended one suspect in relation to the break in and discovered the alleged diversion scheme following further investigation.