Local woman shot with BB gun

Crystal Medlock was hit in the left leg while walking along Wallace Street in Hope

Crystal Medlock was walking along Wallace Street during Moonlight Madness on Friday when she was shot with a BB gun.

She was hit in the left leg across from Canyon Carpets at about 8 p.m., while on her way to check out Crafts Plus.

“I heard the air coming from the gun, heard the pop noise and then felt the pain,” said Medlock.

“There were no cars driving by or people walking by at the time. The worst part for me is that I didn’t get to see the businesses I wanted to visit.”

The shot pierced her skin, causing bleeding and bruising where it hit. After providing a police statement and getting checked out by a paramedic, Medlock was dropped off at Memorial Park in a RCMP cruiser for the last hayride of the evening with her kids.

“We have seen cases where people have lost an eye due to a BB gun pellet,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.

“A BB gun is not something that should be used in a residential area or in close proximity to people in general. They should be used in open fields well away from people.”

The Hope RCMP are currently investigating the source of the shot and ask anyone with information to contact the detachment at 604-869-7750.

 

 

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