RCMP investigating after early morning shooting in Merritt.
Sgt Norm Fleming says officers responded to a call of shots fired near the the Sumac Gardens housing complex on Clapperton Ave around 4am this morning.
He says a 30-year-old resident, who was just retuning home from work, got into confrontation with a suspicious male and ended up being shot in the leg.
"A person sort of lingering around the entrance to the Sumac Gardens apartment complex. So, he challenged him, and he went over to talk to him. A car then pulled up, and there was an altercation at that point. And then it appears a shot was fired from the vehicle, which then left the scene immediately.”
Police are still piecing together the story, but at this time all the victim has been able to confirm is that his attackers were in a black car, with four doors, and that the shot came from the back seat.
The male shot is being treated at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre, but Fleming says his injury is not life threatening.
Fleming says there is no immediate cause for the public to be concerned, advising that the shooting is not believed to be random.
Anyone that may have more information about the incident is asked to call Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce looking to right the ship in 2018.
After a year where two presidents stepped down, executive director Meagan Preston says the chamber is turning the page and getting back to the BC and Canadian Chamber of Commerce mandates, to better support businesses.
"There is not going to be any more division of the businesses uptown and downtown. In my mind those days are done. You're going to see guest speakers, more lunch and learns and other business development initiatives. You're also going to see more business after business events, and you're even going to see Super Host and Toast Masters coming back to Merritt. Those are some of the things you are going to start to see to really start focus on supporting businesses again."
Chandelle Agar, Kimberly Mclean and Brandy Sekhon were added as directors at last night's AGM, joining second term directors Louise Grenier, Tricia Graham, Manuel Olguin, Karen Bonneteau and Jasmine Kooner on the board.
Roles will be chosen at their first meeting in June.