2 Dead in Granisle shooting with RCMP
Two people are dead after an RCMP-involved shooting in Granisle Thursday.
RCMP was called to a “neighbour dispute” involving a handgun just after 12:30 PM.
Police arrived around 1:20 PM and set up a perimeter. One person came out of the building and confronted the police. Shots were fired around 2:50 PM. Later, a second person did the same and more shots were fired.
Paramedics were nearby and tried to help both the injured people but couldn’t save either.
No officers have reported an injury.
CKNW is reporting that Harvey Williams with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation has told them the victims are his 77-year-old ex-wife Shirley, and 39-year-old son, Joe.
He told CKNW the pair doesn’t own a handgun and was surprised to hear a weapon was involved.
North District Major Crime has secured the scene and evidence. Local RCMP is no longer involved in this case. The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO) will now investigate.
The IIO asks any potential witnesses to call the toll-free witness line at 1-855-446-8477.