Man in hospital after several shots fired in Lee Creek home

RCMP believe a man shot several times at a Lee Creek home was the victim of a targeted attack.

Why he was shot and who his assailants are remains the focus of an ongoing police investigation, RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Thursday.

Residents of nearby Scotch Creek told The Daily News the property is home to a well-known drug house across the road from Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.

Shots rang out at the home on Eva Road early Wednesday morning. Police and paramedics were dispatched at about 4 a.m. and found a 59-year-old man suffering from more than one gunshot wound, said Moskaluk.

The victim was in serious condition when he was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment, a spokeswoman with the B.C. Ambulance service said. He's since been moved to an undisclosed medical facility for further treatment.

Moskaluk said the man remains in stable condition. Police continued to investigate the crime scene on Thursday and interviewed neighbours.

"Findings indicate that several shots were fired by the suspect(s) while the man was inside the home," he said.

"Police are confident that this was a targeted attack and the public are not at risk."

Celista resident Denis Delisle said there are only eight or so families on Eva Road. He has no idea who the victim might be.

Incidents like this usually create rumours in the community, but Delisle had heard little about it, he said.

Police haven't identified any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to phone Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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