POLICE BEAT: Woman found with gunshot wound on Canning Road
A 17 year-old woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Canning Road in Grand Forks, Saturday, Sept. 22.
The teen, who is not from Grand Forks, called 911 from her cell phone requesting an ambulance at 12:10 a.m. When the ambulance and Grand Forks RCMP arrived on scene, they found the woman lying on the road with a gunshot wound to an undisclosed part of her body.
Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison said that this was not a random shooting, but was specifically directed at the victim.
"Police are confident that this will not result in harm to anyone in the community," said Harrison.
The victim was conscious when the ambulance took her to the Boundary Regional Hospital where it was determined her wounds were severe enough to need surgery. She was stabilized and transported to Kelowna General Hospital for that surgery. Police are not disclosing her present location for her own safety. She has been reported to be in a stable condition following the surgery.
Police have determined that the shooting did not take place on the sparsely populated rural road where she was found.
Anyone with information about the incident can call the Boundary Regional RCMP at 250-442-8288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.