“As part of our investigation into the current shootings, we go there and we find out that it had been fired at,” she says.
The shooting likely occurred on the 8th of July, and the resident was not home at the time. Police were at the home on Monday, July 22, when the Forensic Identification Unit was working to determine what kind of firearm was used and how many shots were fired, and looking for spent bullet casings.
Along with the other recent, police are looking into whether there is a connection between any of them, other than the belief that they are all related to the drug trade.
“When shots are fired in this time frame, we have to consider that there probably is a link,” she says, “but only because of time frame. “We’re looking at all of them as a whole. When shootings happen this close together in a community of our size, we have to consider the fact that they could be linked.”
Although a clear link has not yet been found, Shelkie adds that one investigation is overlapping another.
Shots were fired at the Marquis Centre apartments on July 15 and July 21, both around 4 a.m. with the use of pepper spray, but on different floors, and shots were fired at two hotel rooms at the Northwoods Inn at approximately 11 p.m. on July 21. RCMP has maintained there is minimal risk to the public, as they all appear to have been targeted attacks.
Anyone that may have seen or heard anything is encouraged to contact RCMP at 250-787-8100.