Someone driving by a motel in Elkford shot at the building with a high-powered rifle, piercing four walls and narrowly missing guests.
At around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, police report someone in a motor vehicle shot at a motel on Chauncey Street.
"Officers confirmed that one shot had been discharged from a high-powered rifle. Scene examination confirmed that a single bullet had penetrated through the exterior wall of one of the motel rooms, through three interior walls and came to rest in the bathtub inside the suite," said Sgt. Dave Dubnyk of Elk Valley RCMP.
"The room that was struck was occupied at the time and it is by chance alone that no one was struck by the bullet which could have seriously injured or killed someone."
Police believe the suspect fled towards the Green Hills Mine.
"This was an extremely reckless act that was carried out with absolutely no regard for public safety. We are certain that this incident is of great concern for the citizens of Elkford, as it is for the RCMP, and we are asking for assistance in identifying those who are responsible," said Sgt. Dubnyk.
If you have any information that could help in the investigation, please contact Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.