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RCMP respond to shots fired at a windmill station near Tumbler Ridge…

TUMBLER RIDGE, BC: On Tuesday April 14, 2020, the Tumbler Ridge RCMP Detachment responded to a report of individuals shooting a firearm near a windmill on Hwy 52N which was occupied by workers…

No one was injured and the individuals responsible for shooting the firearm have been identified and dealt with as appropriate.

(File photo of windmill stations near Tumbler Ridge March 2013. PJXM News PHOTO.)

The RCMP would like to remind everyone that pointing or shooting a firearm at or near a structure,
whether it is occupied or not, is not only a safety concern but a Criminal Code offence. This could result in charges, jail time, fines and firearms prohibition.

There could also be civil implications with the individuals responsible being required to replace damaged equipment that could be cost thousands of dollars” said Sgt James Fayle, Tumbler Ridge Detachment Commander.

Firearms must be handled safely and responsibly to keep everyone safe. Should you have any questions, concerns or wish to report a crime please contact the Tumbler Ridge RCMP Detachment at 250-242-5252.

Written and released by North District RCMP.

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