Kamloops man charged in relation to North Shore shooting

By James Peters
February 3, 2017 - 10:20am Updated: February 3, 2017 - 6:40pm

KAMLOOPS — Police say the man in custody in relation to Thursday's shooting on the North Shore is previously known to them.

The shooting, which took place in the 1000-block of 12th Street early Thursday morning, resulted in a leg wound for the victim.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says 31 year old Blake Bernhard was arrested a few blocks away from the scene, and is currently facing charges related to the breach of previous gun-related conditions.

"This morning, Blake Bernhard has been charged with breaching conditions of two different firearms related prohibitions. We are asking that he be held on these charges while our investigation into the actual shooting incident continues," stated Shelkie.

Shelkie says police were only looking for one suspect, and don't believe there is any further risk to the public.

"At this time we believe there is no public safety concerns whatsoever, and we were only looking for the one person who was using a firearm. We are investigating further into Bernhard using that firearm." 

Shelkie adds RCMP would still like to hear from witnesses.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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