Bullet narrowly misses excavator operator

Elk Valley Regional RCMP responded to a report of a bullet passing through the cab of an excavator.

  • Nov. 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.

On Nov. 8, 2016 at approximately 12:25 p.m. Elk Valley Regional RCMP responded to a report of damage to an excavator working near Highway 43 and Industrial Rd.

A bullet passed through the cab of the excavator, breaking both the rear and front windows and narrowly missing the operator. The trajectory of the bullet indicated it would have come from the direction of the Sparwood schools, but it is not known how close, or far, the round may have been fired from.

Patrols were made in this area all the way to the powerline ridge with nothing located.

If you have any information on this incident or noted anything unusual in that time frame, please call the Elk Valley RCMP at (250) 425-6233.  Information on any crime can always be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers where you can receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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