Police are on scene at the brake check north of Williams Lake Monday morning. Angie Mindus photos

Update: Police appeal for witnesses in brake check shooting

Police confirm no fatalities

Update

Williams Lake RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a late night shooting north of the city on Sunday, Feb. 10.

RCMP Const. Joel Kooger, media relations officer with the Williams Lake RCMP, said police responded to a report of a male who had sustained a gun shot wound.

The male victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

“The incident occurred at the brake check on Hwy 97 just north of Williams Lake,” Kooger said in a press release. “The police are asking the public who may have witnessed anything suspicious in that area between the hours of 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. to please contact police.”

The investigation remains in the early stages and there is no further information to release at this time.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Original story

The brake check just north of Williams Lake is the scene of a police investigation Monday morning.

Two RCMP vehicles with lights flashing are station in the area along Highway 97; one at the north entrance of the brake check and another at the top of Commodore Crescent.

Beside each vehicle is a blue tarp stretched out over the snowy road and shoulder of the road. As well, a police tent is set up at the north end of the brake check near the entrance and one of the police vehicles.

Drive BC has reported the brake check is closed, which was confirmed by Williams Lake RCMP OIC Insp. Jeff Pelley early Monday morning.

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Temperatures dipped down to -26C overnight in the area.

There are no vehicles inside the area taped off by police at the brake check.

It is believed police have been in the area since Sunday night.

A resident who lives in the area told Black Press they were woke up by a loud sound sometime Sunday evening after 9 p.m.

More to come.


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